VistaJet Expansion Plans

VistaJet, the luxury aviation company for private jet charter and private jet ownership released plans this week to double in size by 2015 across Brazil, India, Nigeria, China and other rapidly growing countries, FlightGlobal reported this week.

VistaJet said China and West Africa will be priorities for 2012, and it is currently the largest international business aviation operator flying into a number of key Russian destinations.

Thomas Flohr, chairman of VistaJet, said: “We have reached a major stage in our development and strategic expansion. We have the opportunity to build on our established position as the world’s leading luxury aviation company, with the largest fleet of business jets outside of North America.”

The company has boosted its Bombardier fleet to 30 aircraft – comprising Global 6000, Challenger 850 and 605, and Learjet 60XR types – with a further $2 billion on backlog, including a pair of Airbus ACJ319s, due to an increase in long-haul demand.

The fleet will double by 2015 to 60 mid- and large-cabin types, VistaJet said.

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