Qatar Executive has taken delivery of its fourth
Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft.
The latest aircraft
delivery makes Qatar Airways the world’s largest owner-operator of
Qatar Executive, the airline’s exclusive
private charter service, now operates a fleet of 12 ultra-modern
Gulfstream and Bombardier executive jets.
A further four brand new aircraft are expected to
join 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 in 2019.
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, Qatar Executive’s G650ER can fly passengers in
private luxury non-stop between Doha and Cape Town, Tokyo or New
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, 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.”
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 wide seats, panoramic windows,
internet and phone access as well as one of the lowest cabin altitudes in
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.”
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.