Vertis Aviation adds Ghana-based Challenger 604 to serve Africa. Image: Vertis Aviation
Based in Accra, Ghana the Challenger 604 seats up to 11 passengers, and also welcomes small pets when in a travel carrier. Equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, a full galley, divan and club seating the spacious cabin provides a productive and comfortable environment. 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.
A number of resilient West African nations are also seeing economic growth despite the pandemic as telecommunications, inward investment and reforms, and the growth of agricultural industries drive business development in the region. “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,” adds Foster. The aircraft is operated by Austria-headquartered Avcon Jet, which has extensive experience operating across the continent, and is supported by a European crew.
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