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Vista Acquires AIR HAMBURG

Vista Acquires AIR HAMBURG

Vista Global Holding (Vista) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AIR HAMBURG’s operating platform and maintenance services.

Founded in 2006, AIR HAMBURG has become one of the most well-established full-service private aviation companies, flying to over 1,000 destinations in Europe alone. It is the largest private jet operator by its number of flights across Europe, organizing over 18,800 flights for its clients in 2021, and it is second only to Vista in terms of hours flown, recording over 35,000 hours in 2021. As a result, Vista expects an increase of around 30% in-flight hours with a combined basis globally following the completion of the transaction.

The acquisition will augment Vista’s scale and fleet offerings across key strategic regions and bring together two long-established reputable companies with a shared vision of delivering the most reliable and consistent flying solutions and best experiences to their members.

The merger is the latest step in Vista’s relentless transformation of the highly fragmented business aviation ecosystem. Following strong global demand for private aviation services from new and existing clients, the move builds on recent integrations of Apollo Jets, Talon Air, and Red Wing Aviation.

In addition to a thriving charter business, Vista will integrate AIR HAMBURG’s world-class EASA Part 145 maintenance hub at Baden-Baden Airpark, along with its Executive Handling division and VIP lounge at Hamburg Airport which will be available for Vista Members to use.