11 February 2013

Uganda: New Airline Enters Market

Entebbe, Uganda — VistaJet International, the world's luxury private aviation company for the first time landed one of its global aircrafts at Entebbe airport in Uganda and launched its operations in the country.

Revealing the arrival of the three weeks old jet in Entebbe recently, Thomas Flohr the founder and Chairman of VistaJet said the company is set to offer dedicated aircraft flying Ugandans to all corners of the globe.

"Such booming markets deserve brand new state of the art aircraft rather than the ageing pre-owned aircraft they have been accustomed and this is what VistaJet is here to provide in Uganda," Flohr noted.

The company targets business men and government leaders who want to be flown directly into the destination they deserve to and at that particular time when they want to depart which is not the case with other commercial flights.

"The most important thing is the time the passenger wants to arrive at the given destination and so those who will use VistaJet will save time on delays due to connecting to airports," explained Flohr adding that the concept of private jets has been so much out of Africa but now is the time for the continent to go global.Ugandan business mogul, Charles Mbire said the world today is about price, cost and time while business is about efficiency and therefore competing globally in terms of business requires such avenues.

"The people targeted here are the ones who think and spend therefore the notion of African time and arriving late at business meetings on the side of Africans is phased out with the arrival of VistaJet," said Mbire.

In the year 2012, VistaJet carried 25,000 passengers on 10,000 single international flights. All transactions will be tabled between the client and the aircraft considering those with expected travels of between 100 and 600 flights per year.

"We charge only for the time spent on the aircraft a concept termed as 'legs up and legs down' in aircraft business and when the passenger is done with conducting business.

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