New recruit Devin Chiesa joins Vertis Aviation debut at Schedulers and Dispatchers

Thursday 21st January 2016

  • Vertis Aviation
  • Devin Chiesa

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation is making its debut Schedulers and Dispatchers exhibition appearance during this year's event being held in Tampa, Florida 19 - 21 January. The company has chosen to exhibit - booth 1620 - following a significant growth in demand from the North American inter-continental charter market. Vertis has seen a notable increase in requests from the region during 2015 and says it now accounts for one third of its' activity. During the show Vertis will be seeking out new partners to support this growth by providing tailored services at the high standards which Vertis clients demand.  "This conference provides an important opportunity to meet industry colleagues and develop relationships in the USA," says Vertis Aviation, Chief Operating Officer, Neil Turnbull.

Vertis has been actively promoting its fleet of ultra-long range aircraft to the US market for the last 18 months. It has consequently expanded its customer base, which is regularly returning to fly on the elite aircraft the company markets. "We are seeing growth coming from clients needing to travel conveniently from popular US destinations like Las Vegas, Miami, and New York, to familiar destinations in Europe like London, Paris and the South of France," says Turnbull.  "However we've also noted a rise in requests for clients wishing to travel to South America's major cities in Brazil and Argentina. Several of our aircraft are currently operating in that region. The Middle East is also regularly featuring on our request board from the USA, and our fleet is just perfect for these long haul sectors."

It will also be the first conference that new recruit Devin Chiesa has attended on behalf of the company. Chiesa joined the Vertis Aviation South African office in early January and is responsible for bolstering charter sales on the continent. With a background incorporating operational management, commercial and business development, Chiesa will utilise his skills to expand the client services provided in Africa.  "We are delighted to have Devin join us as his mixed background brings valuable skills to our office. These will support the phenomenal growth we're seeing in the region," adds Turnbull.

During this week's Schedulers and Dispatchers the team will be talking up the company's ultra-long range portfolio. In the last six months Vertis has strengthened its' offering and now markets 14 prestigious, large-cabin aircraft to the North American market. This includes a brand new 2015 ACJ 319 which joined the fleet in April. The aircraft is already proving very popular with clients, which have so far included film production companies, celebrities and a number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals who are using the aircraft to travel conveniently across continents. With a range of 5500nm and a capacity to fly up to 13 hours non-stop, it has one of the longest ranges of any ACJ currently available for charter.

Configured for 14 passengers Vertis Aviation's 7000nm range Gulfstream G650 is also proving a hit with Vertis' USA-based clients. The jet features a spacious interior with eight business seats in a four-place double club layout and six divan lie flat seats. "We find clients on this aircraft also appreciate the exceptional state-of-the-art IFE and WiFi connectivity. With a split base between the Bahamas and Geneva it is ideal for American clients regularly needing a long-range transatlantic option," said Turnbull about the G650 popularity.

Vertis Aviation currently markets three Airbus A319 ACJ's, a Boeing Business Jet BBJ1, Gulfstream G450, G550 and G650, a Boeing 727-VIP, Bombardier Global 6000, Bombardier Challenger 604, Bombardier Global XRS and two Global Express, and Dassault Falcon 7X.

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