VistaJet has announced that it has signed an agreement with Dexter Aviation. Dexter is ultimately owned by the Fesco/Industrial Investors, one of Russia's leading companies and founded by Sergey Generalov.
The agreement will see VistaJet rapidly expand its presence in the country including point-to-point flights within Russia, meeting demand for flights to and from the far-eastern Russia, Siberia and CIS countries. VistaJet will also open a base in Moscow.
VistaJet continues to lead the industry, becoming the first commercial operator of the Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft and has taken delivery of the first two of these aircraft out of an order of 10. The Global 6000 is considered to be one of the most advanced and desirable long-range premium aircraft available.
Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet said "This announcement is a further important milstone for VistaJet. Russia has always been a major market for VistaJet and the partnership wirth Dexter allows us to now also build a physical presence inthis fast growing territory. Russia epitomises the increase in founder-owned commodity and natural resource companies, currently driving the rapid growth of luxury aviation in the region."
Flohr continued "VistaJet is connecting entrepreneurs with their next major project, their next business partner. Entrepreneurs cannot afford to spend up to two days flying commercially between remote locations eithr underserved by commercial airlines or from where direct routes to other jey business locations do not exist. With our modern, state of the art long haul fleet, VisitaJet is directly connecting locations such as Russia and Africa in up to a third of the time and in style."
"Our Russian customers, many of whom run major global enterprises and are extremely discerning, have always admired our personalised, luxury service. This agreement will allow us to fly them further and more often within their home country," said Flohr.
Sergey V. Generalov, founder and major shareholder of Fesco/Industrial Investors, commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with VistaJet in a move which will complement and extend our exisiting operations. We have established Dexter in a short period as Russia's preffered air taxi service and our highly discerning clientele will appriciate the luxury and service VistaJet will bring to their longer haul flights both with Russia and internationally."
Mats Leander, co-chairman of the advisory board of VistaJet said: "This agreement is a win win for both companies. VistaJet will soon be flying point to point with Russia for the benefit of its customers whilst Dexter's customers now have the ideal solution to their long haul requirement both in and out of Russia."
Ian Moore, chief commercial officer commented: "No one else in the private business aviation sector is taking delivery of brand new aircraft at the rate we are, nor is anyone more committed to maintaining the youngest fleet in the skies. It is a bold step and another example of our commitment to providing a unique customer experience."
Thomas Flohr concluded: "Russia has long been a priority market for us, one where we are seeing significant levels of demand for our luxury aviation services. With the agreement we have announced today, we now have the opportunity to build on our already leading presence in Russia and significantly extend our service coverage across the country and the wider region of Siberia/Asia and ultimately China."