Dubai-headquartered private aviation group Vista Global has agreed to acquire Apollo Jets, the certified broker based in New York, as further evidence of what Vista founder and chairman Thomas Flohr sees as inevitable industry consolidation. With the acquisition, Vista Global expects its operations in the US to grow by more than 20% as Apollo Jets will be integrated with XO, Vista Global’s digital brand. Apollo’s 4,000 clients will now have access to a full management service through Talon Air and access to the VistaJet fleet of aircraft.
VistaJet, the specialist programme operator, headquartered in Malta has been confirmed as the previously unidentified customer behind a 2020 order for 10 Bombardier Challenger 350 twinjets. It is expected that the aircraft will be delivered in 2022 and join the 13 examples currently in use. The carrier has also taken delivery of two Global 7500 aircraft (registered 9H-VIB and 9H-VIC), part of an order for up to 12 examples.