The annual show is taking place at Palexpo Exhibition Centre in the Swiss city from May 14 – 16, attracting over 400 companies and more than 10,000 visitors from 31 countries.
Qatar Executive, which launched in 2009, has undergone phenomenal growth and will use the prestigious three-day event in Switzerland to present its diversified service portfolio and innovative new products to the business aviation community, including business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, and aviation-related firms from Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and the Middle East.
Commenting on the upcoming participation at the premier event, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “EBACE is the perfect opportunity for Qatar Executive to showcase its latest products and services to customers and the business aviation industry in general. We are in the midst of a substantial expansion and this key event is the right platform to enthral our high-profile audience and to outline our strategic growth plans.”
In the almost three years since its inception, Qatar Executive has built up a solid foundation for its future development, rapidly becoming a lucrative business backed by the global expertise and track record of its award-winning parent carrier, Qatar Airways.
In response to the growing demand for business jet services from the Middle East and around the world, the division has strengthened its market position through diversifying its service portfolio, now encompassing not just its core business of aircraft charters, but also aircraft management, maintenance and a full range of Fixed Based Operation (FBO) services.
Earlier this year Qatar Executive was appointed Bombardier’s newest Authorised Service Facility in the Middle East, allowing Qatar Airways' corporate jet division to provide maintenance, repair and warranty services for Bombardier Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and the manufacturer’s entire Global family of business jets.
Against this background, a team of Qatar Executive representatives from different areas such as Sales & Marketing, Maintenance, In-flight product and Ground Services will be present throughout the Geneva show to build relations, meet with customers and seize new business opportunities.
The brand new exhibition stand (2027, Hall 5) provides the setting for networking and new business development, its design creates a welcoming atmosphere through understated elegance and timeless chic.
Ample meeting space, sleek high-quality furniture and ambient lighting will provide visitors with a notion of what to expect onboard Qatar Executive’s ultra-modern all Bombardier fleet – the youngest corporate jet fleet in the Gulf.
Today, Qatar Executive operates six wholly-owned Bombardier aircraft, a number set to expand to meet the growing demand for premium private jet services in the Middle East and globally. Among three Challenger 605s, and two Global 5000s, Qatar Executive also operates a luxurious Global Express XRS featuring a spacious two cabin configuration, accommodating up to 13 passengers.
All Qatar Executive private jet interiors set new milestones in terms of interior design and decor, ensuring optimal relaxation and a sense of exclusivity and sophistication.
Being part of a well-established award-winning full service global network airline Qatar Airways, Qatar Executive customers can be rest assured to receive the highest standards of service in terms of quality, exclusivity, comfort and confidentiality provided by highly trained and experienced crew.
The personalised service for passengers includes the convenience of booking an aircraft in as little as four hours before departure, access to premium lounges, and check-in 10 minutes prior to take off.
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 108 aircraft from its Doha hub to 113 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