State-Of-The-Art Qatar Executive Jet On Show In Dubai

Airline’s luxury Jet To Feature At Premier Middle East Business Aviation Air Show

Aviation Leaders Converge At One Of Industry’s Most Prestigious Events

10 Dec 2012

Dubai, UAE – Qatar Airways’ luxury jet arm Qatar Executive will have a leading presence at one of the year’s most prestigious air shows this week.

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Qatar Executive’s state-of-the-art Bombardier Global 5000 will be on static display at the 5th annual Middle East Business Aviation Air Show being held at the new Al Maktoum International Airport Dubai World Central between December 11 – 13.

The 13-seater Global 5000 is one of the most luxurious ultra-long range corporate business jets in the world. The centre piece of Qatar Executive’s fleet of six luxury aircraft, the Global 5000 features the widest and most spacious cabins among super-large business jets.

“Qatar Airways is extremely proud of our executive jet fleet and we are thrilled to have our Global 5000 on display at MEBA,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.

“Qatar Executive will continue to invest in corporate jets, building the brand and fleet as the trend for long-haul private jet travel continues to grow globally.”

A record 7,000 visitors are expected to visit the show over three days – the first and only show dedicated to business aviation in the Middle East and the third largest in the world.

Established in 2009, Qatar Executive has significantly raised its service portfolio ranging from charter business to maintenance and FBO services, and rapidly turned into a lucrative business backed by the global expertise and track record of its award-winning parent company Qatar Airways.

Launched in 2009, Qatar Executive is a fixed-base charter jet operation headquartered at Doha International Airport.

It operates luxury jet services to Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, Middle East and Australia with a wholly-owned all-Bombardier fleet, consisting of three Challenger 605s, two Global 5000s and one Global XRS - the youngest fleet of business aircraft in the Gulf.

In November, Qatar Executive was honoured with the Best Business Aviation Operator of the Year 2012 award by the prestigious Middle East industry publication Aviation Business.

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. Headquartered at Doha International Airport, luxury jet services are available for charter to Europe, Asia, North America, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. In November 2012, Qatar Executive was honoured with the Best Business Aviation Operator of the Year 2012 award by the prestigious Middle East industry publication Aviation Business.

About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.

For further information

Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44496956, Fax: +974 44620132