VistaJet, which operates private flights to 187 countries, is seeing a high renewal rate among its clients in Asia, with high net-worth membership growing at an average rate of around five per cent. Most sign-ups are for the firm’s three-year programme.
Its intra-Asia and flights to and from Asia have also surged 80 per cent year-on-year in 1H2023.
Ian Moore, chief commercial officer, stated that Asia was a big buyer of its flagship Bombardier VistaJet Global 7500 product, which can fly non-stop from Singapore to London, Vancouver, San Francisco and Cape Town.
Hourly rates start from US$15,000 and are between 20 and 30 per cent more for “short hops” and during “peak hours”.
The aircraft seats 14, sleeps eight, is designed with four unique living spaces comprising a living area, a dining area for up to six passengers, a cinema and a stateroom.
To ensure an exquisite flight experience for guests, VistaJet works with more than 7,000 suppliers around the world, the finest producers and purveyors, the most sought-after private chefs and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Guests flying out of Singapore, for instance, can enjoy a farm-to-table meal from award-winning Origin Grill located at the Shangri-La Singapore.
Looking ahead, Moore said VistaJet has committed to being fully carbon neutral by 2025. Since introducing offsets in 2020, more than 85 per cent of members have opted in to compensate for their fuel emissions by investing in certified carbon credits.
An announcement on the use of sustainable aviation fuel will be made soon, according to Moore.