Vista Global, the Dubai-based private aviation group, has reported substantial growth in business for its VistaJet subsidiary. 2020 saw a leap in demand with new membership programme subscriptions overall growing by some 29% over 2019. The strongest growth was seen in Europe, which posted a 45% rise, while North America rose by 25%. The company’s on-demand charter service numbers also grew by 15%. These uplifts can be largely attributed to an increase for demand for business aviation in response to the challenges and dangers of Covid-19. The group’s online platform, XO, also reported a 300% rise in new memberships and a 6% uplift in flight hours YOY.