DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways announces that it will be showcasing two luxurious aircraft from its Qatar Executive fleet at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, which takes place this year from 11 to 17 July.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, "Qatar Airways is delighted to be participating once again in this year's Farnborough International Airshow. Visitors will be able to experience the exceptional quality provided by Qatar Executive on board both the latest Gulfstream G650ER and the all-Business Class Airbus A319."
As the world’s furthest range private jet, the G650ER, the first of 30 Gulfstreams on order, was welcomed into the Qatar Executive fleet in December 2015 and is one of the most sought-after business jets thanks to its phenomenal range, industry-leading cabin technology and unparalleled cabin comfort.
The Qatar Executive G650ER aircraft can fly non-stop from the Middle East to North America or from destinations in Asia to Africa – further, faster than any other jet of its kind – and is perfectly suited for those whose travel needs include flying halfway around the globe.
Featuring the largest panoramic windows of any aircraft in the world of business aviation, the industry’s lowest cabin noise levels and excellent payload-carrying capability, customers will receive a premium charter experience, while they immerse themselves in the understated luxury of the aircraft’s cabin interior.
Qatar Executive’s ultra-long range G650ER has a two-cabin configuration and a capacity for up to 13 passengers. Seats convert into fully-flat beds so that seven guests can easily sleep on board.
Also taking centre stage at the show, the Qatar Executive all-Business Class Airbus A319 aircraft can comfortably accommodate 40 passengers in lie-flat 180 degree Business Class seats configured in a generous 2-2 configuration.
The luxurious cabin provides a truly premium environment with unique levels of comfort and privacy. Inspired by luxury automotive seating design, each of the 40 Business Class seats is tailored in sumptuous black leather with white stitching, while on board connectivity allows passengers to continue working throughout the flight without interruption.
Qatar Executive is the private jet division of the Qatar Airways Group, and is the leading provider of jet aircraft charter services together with premier aircraft management, maintenance and handling services in the Middle East and around the world.
Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, the airline operates a modern fleet of 186 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
Qatar Airways first announced at the Paris Air Show in 2009 the formation of a corporate jet subsidiary – Qatar Executive – as part of the airline’s ongoing robust global growth strategy, and continued commitment to the Middle East and global business travel community.
Headquartered at Hamad International Airport, luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. The fleet comprises four Global 5000s, one Global XRS, three Challenger 605s and three brand new Gulfstream G650ER. The latest delivery follows Qatar Executive’s announcement in May 2015, to purchase up to 30 aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, including firm orders and options that are a combination of both of Gulfstream’s new wide-cabin aircraft, the G500 and G600, and the flagship G650ER. Qatar Executive's service portfolio includes aircraft management, airliner charter, maintenance and FBO services.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines, operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 181 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
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.
In 2015, Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s onboard Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects 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 cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 181 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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