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VistaJet sees animals flying up whopping 104 percent

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Emerging travel behavior trends highlight why offering solutions to provide for animals flying is increasingly important – to the tune of a 104 percent increase as reported by VistaJet.

VistaJet is a global business aviation company that flies government, corporate, and private clients, and four-legged passengers and passengers with feathers.

The company announced today the launch of VistaPet, the most comprehensive program designed to ensure all passengers feel welcome, including the furry and feathery kind.

VistaJet has seen a 104% increase in the number of animals flown over the last two years, with one in four VistaJet Members flying regularly with their loyal companions. It is estimated that 30 million people travel with their pets each year.

There was a 47% increase in the number of dogs flying on board VistaJet in 2018 against the previous year, and for many, pets are simply part of the family – 95% of American animal owners agree.

Travel standards to date have failed to reach expected service levels, with 75% of owners distrusting commercial airlines to safely care for their pets, making the journey stressful for both animal and human.

VistaPet has been designed in collaboration with experienced veterinary practitioners, groomers, dieticians, and coaches to respond to the needs and challenges faced when traveling with animals. From care kits, sleep mats, and balanced menus, to travel advice, global flying regulations, and fear of flying courses, all VistaJet passengers can expect the same exceptional service and support.

The most comfortable journey with a pet starts with a simplified booking service, continues with a happy and uneventful flight, and ends at a pet friendly destination. The world is complex. Seamless travel for all two-legged and four-legged passengers should not be.

For more information on VistaPet, visit

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Editor in chief is Linda Hohnholz.