VistaJet reports 23% rise in global air traffic

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VistaJet, a world leader in business aviation, has reported a growth in international flight traffic of 23% during the first half of 2016. VistaJet serves an estimated 90% of the globe, from the largest economies to emerging markets, which it says gives it a unique insight into the current business climate. It believes the signs are that business leaders and entrepreneurs are continuing to pursue opportunities.

In addition to an increase in air traffic, VistaJet reports an increase in the average number of new annual contractual flight hours, which is now up to 120. Its fleet of 65 aircraft performed more than 100 flights a day during the first six months of 2016, with domestic flights in the USA up 187% compared with the same period the previous year. VistaJet added that flights to China from the UK quadrupled, while to India, they had doubled.

Thomas Flohr, chairman and founder of VistaJet, said, “Our continued growth in the first half of this year demonstrates both the resilience of the VistaJet business model and that our commitment to delivering the best possible service for our customers, in a way that makes sense in uncertain times, is clearly valued.”

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