Having placed a single order for 56 Bombardier jets, and options for a further 86, luxury aviation company VistaJet has made sales history, with a total order value of $7.8 billion. The Luxury Channel was in conversation with Steven Ridolfi, President of Bombardier Business Aircraft, at a special lunch held to mark this momentous order.
Mr. Ridolfi commented that, “By any standard, this is a historic order for Bombardier. It goes without saying that we are thrilled VistaJet has again chosen to grow their fleet with the industry-leading Bombardier Global family.”
Having recently taken delivery of its 50th aircraft, VistaJet are looking at immediate, sustained expansion, with their new order comprising of 25 Global 5000*, 25 Global 6000*, and 6 Global 8000* aircraft, with options for a further 40 Global 5000, 40 Global 6000 and 6 Global 8000 jets. Delivery of the jets will commence from 2014. The order cements VistaJet’s ability to provide a truly global luxury aviation service, ensuring previously hard-to-reach destinations are now firmly etched onto their worldwide radar.
Thomas Flohr, VistaJet’s Founder and Chairman, said that “this order is the most significant milestone for VistaJet.” He added, “Our customers need to fly point-to-point across the globe, and in many instances at short notice. Whether it’s a direct flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai, from London to Luanda or from Kinshasa to Ulan Bator, we are seamlessly connecting our customers to every corner of the world in unrivalled levels of style and safety. Such customer success allows us to place this historic order and will enable us to base even more brand new aircraft in these dynamic growth markets. I am excited to serve these markets with an unparalleled product both locally and globally.”
It’s this attention to detail – such as recognizing that customers need to fly at short notice – that has ensured VistaJet is now one of the biggest business aviation organisations in the world, with dedicated crews on standby to offer guaranteed availability 24/7, ready to fly to even the remotest destinations on the planet.
The sky, quite simply, is not their limit.