Meeting Growing Demand For Business Jet Travel In Africa

Meeting Growing Demand For Business Jet Travel In Africa

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation has added a new jet to its fleet – the 14-seater Bombardier Global 6000 – the company’s first to be marketed from an African location.

The “ultra long-range” aircraft will be positioned in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a move designed to satisfy the growing demand for business jet travel in and around the African continent, according to a report in BlueSkyNews.

The 2012 Global 6000 has 14 seats and features a contemporary interior, dedicated crew rest area and luxurious private stateroom, the company said. On-board communications include Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment. With a 6,000-nautical-mile range and 488-knot cruise speed, the company said it expects the aircraft will be popular for heads of state, government-related travel, CEOs and senior business executives.

“It is ideal for work on the African continent which requires aircraft that can cover vast distances,” said Erica Da Veiga, partner at Vertis. “This addition marks the beginning of our expansion strategy in Africa…We’re already seeing a high demand for charters between Brazil and Angola, Lagos and Johannesburg, London and Johannesburg.”

Vertis is part of the independently owned aviation company 28 East Group.