VistaJet has seen a rapid acceleration in corporate demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has launched a new Corporate Membership offering a full suite of flexible travel solutions for businesses and executives around the world.
In the overall aviation market the demand for commercial airlines in the U.S. is down 50% partly due to the uncertain and limited scheduling currently offered, while business aviation is flying back to almost 90% of pre-pandemic levels.
VistaJet says it has seen a surge of 49% in corporate interest globally since the start of the pandemic, with the U.S. driving the influx of corporate demand, accounting for over 41% of the interest.
Over this same period, VistaJet notes it has recorded a rapid growth in demand for long-haul routes: the percentage of flights over 5 hours increased 44% year over year during the last 6 months and 11% of VistaJet flights have been over 8 hours. VistaJet says that technology companies are driving corporate bookings, given the industry’s growth since February and the positive outlook for future growth.
Corporate Membership Features
The new Dynamic Corporate Membership includes:
Dedicated Flight Manager: Streamlined travel logistics with a dedicated VistaJet flight manager based in the corporate’s own headquarters.
Multiple Aircraft: VistaJet offers guaranteed availability of additional aircraft at the same time for double fly or to have aircraft on standby.
Pay Later: Members will have the option to pay for flights in arrears, after they fly.
Dedicated Cabin Hostesses: The opportunity to select a dedicated Cabin Hostess that only flies on the company’s trips to reduce COVID-19 exposure.
In addition, the Corporate Membership offers quick sign up, in as little as one day, unlimited flying hours, an option to have integrated carbon reduction and carbon offset.
As with other VistaJet programs the pricing for the Corporate membership is totally customized depending on the aircraft type, and mission types. The membership can be used to access 96% of the world’s countries on VistaJet’s fleet of over 70 aircraft, with regional flying in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including domestic flights within India
Ian Moore, Chief Commercial Officer, VistaJet said: “The impact that COVID-19 is having on the availability of commercial flights is clear to see and business aviation is taking up the urgent demand to connect globally. With the Dynamic Corporate Membership, we want to offer companies maximum flexibility with minimum commitment, as we recognize the need for safer and more reliable solutions as companies look to build back their business for the future.”