Basta Holdings Corp., an aviation services and logistics management company, today announced that its President and CEO, Jacob Gitman has recently completed an extensive business trip to Hong Kong and mainland China where he discussed various opportunities for business diversification in the vast and expanding Chinese aviation-related industries.
During his various meetings with government institutions and private companies, Mr. Gitman conducted negotiations regarding various business opportunities in aviation sales and leasing, aircraft maintenance
repair and overhaul (MRO) operations, private business aviation services and other core services in which the Company specializes. In meetings with top executives of one of the largest government-owned travel agency chains in China, he discussed forming a joint venture, which is anticipated to offer specialized premium-class air travel services.
“In 2013, the number of outbound tourists from China totaled over 97 million, up almost 17% compared to 2012, and this market is expected to grow exponentially. Our Chinese partners have verbally committed to supplying at least 2,000 travelers per month for our innovative premium class tours catering to upper middle class traveler who could pay up to $10,000 per person for a package deal which would include airfare in a specially retrofitted luxury airliner and high-end hotel accommodations,” stated Mr. Gitman.
“After performing market research alongside our Chinese counterparts, our joint venture project may cater to routes from Shanghai to Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Macau, which will provide travelers all the fun and excitement of Las Vegas and Macau mixed with the relaxation and peacefulness of the pristine beaches of Hawaii,” continued Mr, Gitman.
“We are currently diligently working on finalizing the project of this potential joint venture, which may include the acquisition and overhaul of several large jetliners and involve various contractual arrangements with the providers of destination-specific accommodations and services. We have also engaged Monarch Air Group and Mercury Jets in working together on this project to employ their experience in managing elite air travel,” concluded Gitman.