Ben’s World (Deadline Gazette) report more VIP air travelling in our skies during the lockdown.
A Southern District Health Board spokesman confirmed there was a “privately arranged” flight in from Cambodia to Dunedin on April 23rd with three crew only on board. Its believed to be one of two scheduled trips. The aircraft, call sign VTJ – 929, is a Bombardier 6000 Lear Jet owned by VistaJet,
Vista Jet sponsor the Scuderia Ferrari team (also sponsored by Shell Saudi). Is investors are tightly protected on their website from identity. Yet in 2009 they are known to have partnered with a Saudi firm for expansion into the Middle East. Then in 2019 Dubai-based Vista Global brought JetSmarter which allows well-heeled travellers to book private jets worldwide on demand.
The equity swap deal completed in the second quarter of 2019 means that JetSmarter investors now also include Clearlake Capital (software tourism food and big data) and Jefferies Financial Group.
Clearlake Capital Group LP this April closed on more than $7 billion for a fund that capitalising on market disruptions, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Jefferies Group LLC is an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company that is headquartered in New York City. The firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage, securities research, and asset management. According to Dealogic, Jefferies is the 9th largest investment bank in the world by revenue. Jefferies has coverage groups spanning across all industries including Aerospace & Defense, Business Services, CleanTech, Consumer & Retail, Energy, Financial Institutions Group, Financial Sponsors, Gaming & Leisure, Healthcare, Industrials, Maritime, Media, Public Finance, Real Estate & Lodging, Technology, and Telecommunications.
Vistajets CEO is Thomas Flohr (born 17 March 1960) is a Swiss businessman, founder and chairman of VistaJet, a private jet charter company and Vistajet Global. As of March 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$2.3 billion.In March 2019, Flohr had dropped off the billionaires list. Flohr was married to Katharina Flohr (née Konecny), formerly the creative director of Fabergé and editor of Russian Vogue
Vistajet does not service the 1%s. It services the 0.1% .
Vistajet “caters to the wealthiest and smartest people in the world” said Flohr at $16,000 an hour.
Its ‘Private Jets For Pets’ program has to be read to be believed.
Such is it’s absurd level of self indulgence. https://www.vistajet.com/en/news/vistajet-launches-global-pet-travel-program/