Swiss VIP charter operator VistaJet has tapped China’s Apex Air to manage domestic flights within China from the third quarter with a Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft.
In a statement, VistaJet says its China-registered partner will “manage and operate a China based fleet.”
During the ABACE private jet show in Shanghai in June, VistaJet said it was on the verge of securing a partnership with a Chinese aviation company.
“VistaJet has been operating international flights in and out of China for many years. Adding domestic flights through our partnership with Apex Air extends our service area to include one of private aviation’s most exciting new markets,” says VistaJet chairman Thomas Flohr.
“China is an important growth market for VistaJet and we expect it to be among the fastest growing regions for our product offering over the next few years. We are already seeing demand for our domestic service which is scheduled to begin in next months.”
VistaJet’s business model calls for clients to buy private jet usage in blocks of hours.