Vertis anticipates the home-base location in West Africa and the range – the Challenger 604 can fly nonstop across the continent – will stimulate demand from regional and international government, corporate, ultra-high net worth and broker customers. The aircraft is a familiar model in the African skies and West African government officials are already taking advantage of the jet’s immediate availability.
“We are seeing strengthening interest from the region, and as the limitations of commercial flights across Africa have been amplified by the global pandemic, we are extremely pleased to be able to market the Challenger 604. The model is already established and well-liked by the African business aviation market sector, it’s a real work-horse and we’re excited by the opportunities,” says James Foster, chief operating officer for Vertis Aviation.
The aircraft is operated by Austria-headquartered Avcon Jet, which has extensive experience operating across the continent, and is supported by a European crew.
“It’s a powerful combination and as we celebrate our first decade of business it demonstrates the need for, and sustainability of, this business model,” says Foster.