- Qatar Executive is now the world’s largest G650ER owner-operator
- Latest delivery is part of Qatar Airways Group’s expansion plans for Qatar Executive
DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft, the fastest ultra-long-range business jet in the world. The latest aircraft delivery makes Qatar Airways the world’s largest owner-operator of Gulfstream G650ERs.
Qatar Executive, the airline’s exclusive private charter service, is a leading provider of jet aircraft charter services around the world, now operating a fleet of 12 ultra-modern Gulfstream and Bombardier executive jets to passengers demanding the very best in privacy, comfort and style. A further four brand new aircraft are expected to be welcomed into Qatar Executive’s exclusive fleet later year, when it takes delivery of another Gulfstream G650ER and three Gulfstream G500, with five more aircraft deliveries expected during 2019.
Qatar Airways was the global launch customer for the Gulfstream G500 executive jet in 2014 and the first operator in the Middle East of the Gulfstream G650ER. With its incredible 7,500 nautical mile range, industry-leading cabin technology and unparalleled passenger comfort, Qatar Executive’s G650ER can fly passengers in private luxury non-stop between Doha and Cape Town, Tokyo or New York.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The demand from our customers for longer range private air travel continues to grow. Taking delivery of our fourth Gulfstream G650ER Executive Jet – making Qatar Executive the largest single owner-operator of G650ER luxury private jets in the world – means we can continue to meet this demand. With its hugely impressive range, incredible speed and luxurious interior, Gulfstream’s state-of-the-art G650ER offers a superior flying experience for our most discerning passengers.”
Gulfstream President, Mr. Mark Burns, said: “Gulfstream delivered the first G650ER in the Middle East to Qatar Executive in 2015. At that time, Qatar Airways was interested in introducing a new and enhanced level of service, and determined that Gulfstream aircraft were the ideal choice to do so. We are proud to continue that relationship with this milestone, and value the confidence Qatar Airways has in Gulfstream and our employees who design, manufacture, service and support these aircraft.”
As well as having an impressive flying range of up to 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, the G650ER also has a top speed of Mach 0.925. Inside, the G650ER cabin features an award-winning quiet and spacious interior with wide seats, generous aisles, panoramic windows, internet and phone access as well as the lowest cabin altitude in the industry.
Qatar Executive’s now 12-strong fleet of technically-advanced private jets includes four Gulfstream G650ERs, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS aircraft. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, airliner charter, maintenance and FBO services.
The partnership between Qatar Airways and Gulfstream has seen the airline establish an agreement for up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft; firm orders and options include the flagship G650ER, the G500 and the G600.
The latest delivery for Qatar Executive mirrors Qatar Airways’ route expansion plans, which will see the launch of more exciting new destinations in 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, U.K, to name just a few.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.
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