With its aircraft participation at the five-day trade show starting today (February 14), Qatar Executive reinforces its strategy to tap into up-and-coming markets, presenting its Qatar Executive product and service for the first time to the Asian audience.
Taking place until February 19 at the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC) close to Singapore Changi Airport, the bi-ennial show hosts over 900 leading aviation industry companies, including industry professionals, global stakeholders and aviation enthusiasts from across 50 countries worldwide.
The Global 5000 jet, which is on static display for the entire show, is part of Qatar Executive’s wholly-owned Bombardier fleet of six long-range business jets.
Qatar Executive’s ultra-long Global 5000 aircraft has 13 seats and a comfortable two cabin configuration – forward cabin with four seats and a four place conference table. The rear cabin has two single seats, a three-person divan and private aft lavatory. The aircraft is equipped with large monitors, surround sound and communications equipment, as well as Wi-fi connection, making it a true “office in the sky”.
Apart from the two Global 5000 jets, Qatar Executive also has three Bombardier* Challenger 605* jets and a Global Express* XRS* aircraft – one of the most accomplished and luxurious business jets in the sky, making it the youngest fleet of business aircraft in the Gulf, with an average age of just over one year.
With its ultra-modern fleet, Qatar Executive is able to fly passengers throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America and even Australia, offering the ultimate jet-setting experience for those who prefer to fly at their own schedule in comfort.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “We look forward to showcasing our Global 5000 business jet for the first time at the Singapore Air Show.
Knowing that the business aviation sector is experiencing significant growth in Asia, it is a great opportunity to present Qatar Executive’s top-end service for individual and flexible air travel to the travelling public across Asia.
“The Asian market continues to be at the forefront of wealth creation, minting millionaires at a faster pace than any other region in the world. And we are confident that the exclusive travel experience we provide onboard our luxurious jets, will exceed the expectations of the most discerned clientele also in this part of the world.”
Customer response towards the interior cabins of the Global 5000 aircraft has indeed been extremely positive.
Added Al Baker: “The high ceiling, the space inside, the finish, the capabilities of the in-flight entertainment system and the positioning of the high-quality leather sofas and seats, has made the aircraft type extremely popular among our customers.”
Customers flying onboard Qatar Executive’s fleet can enjoy not just personalised service and a virtually unlimited range of onboard amenities, but also the hassle-free experience of not having to queue at airports and wait long hours for connecting flights as they decide where they want to fly, at the time of their choice.
Being part of a well-established full service global network airline of Five-star ranked Qatar Airways, Qatar Executive customers can be rest assured to receive the highest standards of travel in terms of quality, exclusivity, comfort and confidentiality provided by highly trained and experienced crew.
The à la carte service for passengers includes the convenience of booking an aircraft in as little as four hours before departure, access to premium airport lounges, and check-in 10 minutes prior to take off.
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 104 aircraft from its Doha hub to 112 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
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.
About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways has orders worth over US$ 50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. The rapid expansion of Qatar Airways prompted the State of Qatar to embark on one of its biggest projects – the construction of a brand new international airport in Doha, which is scheduled to open in 2012. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com
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