VistaJet has abolished ferry flight fees (‘positioning fees’) for new customers globally. The committment applies no matter where in the world a customer is flying to or from.
“Positioning fees have traditionally been a frustrating and unexpected cost for business aviation clients,” said Vistajet. “Currently, most companies in the sector make their customers pay for the cost of returning the empty plane to its home airport or service area after a flight is completed.
“Depending on location, this can add tens of thousands to the overall cost of a flight. For example, if a customer stepped onboard a London based aircraft towards Australia, the cost of returning the aircraft to its home base could add more than $100,000 to the overall cost of the journey.”
VistaJet says the new offering has been made possible by a $2.5bn to grow its fleet to a global scale, as well as 10 sales offices around the world. The company’s unique business model, built on removing the notion of a home base for its aircraft, means customers only pay for the time they are in the air. When a VistaJet Program customer books a flight, VistaJet will simply move the nearest plane to pick them up.
VistageJet has its operations centre in Malta and created an infrastructure with the capacity to manage global flights 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It has also established offices on 5 continents, managing flights to over 1,600 airports in 187 countries to date.
Chairman and Founder Thomas Flohr said: “When you call a taxi, you don’t worry about paying for its journey to you. Today’s entrepreneur or business executive will be flying to America one week, Asia or South America the next, and Europe in between, so it’s become critical to offer them a truly global service.
“The sustained investment we’ve made for the past 13 years has been calculated to ensure we can offer our customers something completely ground-breaking: one way pricing around the globe.”