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QATAR EXECUTIVE WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL PRESENCE AT ABU DHABI AIR EXPO

Qatar Airways’ private jet division showcases its luxurious Bombardier Global 5000 on static display

02 Mar 2014

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Executive made its presence felt at this year’s Abu Dhabi Air Expo by displaying its state-of-the-art Bombardier Global 5000 private jet.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, inaugurated the three-day event, which took place at Al Bateen Executive Airport – Abu Dhabi’s dedicated business aviation airport.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, who also heads up the airline’s private jet division Qatar Executive, welcomed H. E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, during the official Royal tour and demonstrated the elegant aircraft interiors and refined cabin features.

The Global 5000 jet combines luxury, comfort and unsurpassed performance, and features one of the widest and most spacious cabin interiors in the world of super-large business jets. The aircraft with a two-cabin configuration has a capacity for up to 13 passengers and allows for seven passengers to sleep comfortably.

Qatar Airways’ business jet arm Qatar Executive displayed its popular Bombardier Global 5000 at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, capable of flying from Doha to long-distance destinations like Tokyo, Singapore or Johannesburg non-stop.

Qatar Airways’ business jet arm Qatar Executive displayed its popular Bombardier Global 5000 at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, capable of flying from Doha to long-distance destinations like Tokyo, Singapore or Johannesburg non-stop.

The Qatar Executive team proudly stands in front of its popular Bombardier Global 5000 private jet at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo general aviation show

The Qatar Executive team proudly stands in front of its popular Bombardier Global 5000 private jet at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo general aviation show

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, who also heads up the airline's business jet division is pictured with H.E Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, who inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 and who visited Qatar Executive’s Global 5000 aircraft showcased on the static display.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, who also heads up the airline's business jet division is pictured with H.E Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, who inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 and who visited Qatar Executive’s Global 5000 aircraft showcased on the static display.

During media interviews, Mr. Akbar Al Baker highlighted the strong commitment to grow Qatar Executive and to keep the private jet fleet young and modern through continued investment in new aircraft to ensure Qatar Executive offers one of the best products available within the entire business aviation industry.

The Qatar Executive team, headed by Executive Vice President David Edwards, used the show to strengthen relations with customers, brokers and suppliers, and to establish new business relationships through presenting the latest service and product innovations.

Since its inception in 2009, Qatar Executive has seen rapid growth of operations, and is currently flying a top-notch fleet of seven business jets, which can reach many destinations in the world non-stop.
For further information and bookings, the Qatar Executive service team is available 24/7 on +974 4445 3800 or request@qatarexec.com.qa. Further details are available at www.qatarexec.com.qa

For images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157641605327683/

Notes to Editors:

About Qatar Executive
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. Today, Qatar Executive offers worldwide on-demand travel services onboard its wholly-owned Bombardier business jet fleet. Qatar Executive's service portfolio includes Aircraft Management, Airliner Charter, Maintenance and FBO Services.

About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 129 aircraft flying to 134 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. 

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the only Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost a thousand airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France last June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.

During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has more than 280 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport from early 2014. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.


For media enquiries:
Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 – 44302072, Fax: +974 – 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com