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S1:E126 | 18th of August 2020

Flying Private Made Simple Leona Qi – President of VistaJet US based in NYC

Leona heads a ‘market disrupter’ as described during the session. The first to not charge a positioning fee or dead head charge. Some creative and flexible products, From the Subscription model and fixed number of hours per year to the Dynamic Jet Lease and Safe Havens (A portfolio of private and safe travel options as well as members program lease. A great selection of aircraft all the way up to the Bombardier Global 7500 / largest and longest-range business jet. We talk about the cost calculator, Time – Cost – Location as well as carbon off-set credits. Great examples of supporting humanitarian need during the crisis by donating aircraft. Many details and examples explained from a truly dedicated and knowledgeable professional.

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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.