VistaJet wins AsBAA’s best operator in Asia award

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies November 5, 2019 14:15

VistaJet wins AsBAA’s best operator in Asia award

VistaJet, the Malta-based private jet operator, has won Asia’s best-operator award from the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA).

The award was given to VistaJet during AsBAA’s Icons of Aviation Awards in Hong Kong on November 2, 2019. It is the fourth consecutive year that VistaJet has won the award.

“It’s a privilege to be crowned the best operator for the fourth time at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards 2019. It is recognition of our team working earnestly 24-7 to ensure the seamless and safe operation of each flight to the highest standards possible,” says Ian Moore, chief commercial officer, VistaJet. “We are very proud of what we have achieved in the past year and very excited about what is yet to come. The arrival of the Global 7500 in the VistaJet fleet, paralleled with our unrivalled cabin services, will be a game changer.”

Asia has always been a strong region for VistaJet. In 2018 the region saw a 26% increase in flight activity for the company.

“Congratulations to VistaJet for winning this well-deserved award four years in a row,” Said Wu Zhendong, chairman, AsBAA. “I would also like to express my heart-felt appreciation for its support over the years for our CSR programs, including our signature event, the Icons of Aviation Awards Charity Gala dinner, and raising over US$160,000 in support of Orbis Flying Hospital, as well as AsBAA Discovery, the student chapter of the association that bridges the gap between the industry and the next generation. I wish VistaJet every success in the journey ahead.”

Earlier in 2019 the firm announced that it would start taking delivery of the first of six new Bombardier Global 7500s in January 2020. All six aircraft are expected to be delivered before the end of 2020.

VistaJet currently operates an all-Bombardier fleet that includes 27 Bombardier Global 6000s.

The company says that by adding the Global 7500 to its fleet, it will be the first time that its passengers will be able to fly directly between city pairs like New York to Hong Kong, or Singapore to San Francisco, adding that the Global 7500 will arrive 21% faster than the next-fastest private jet.

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies November 5, 2019 14:15

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