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QATAR EXECUTIVE BOOSTS CHARTER FLEET WITH SECOND All-PREMIUM AIRBUS A319 AIRCARFT

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Executive, the private jet division of award-winning Qatar Airways, is preparing for the holy month of Ramadan and the busy summer season by adding a second all-Premium Class Airbus A319 aircraft to its luxurious charter fleet.


As Ramadan is a very popular time to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia, the two 40-seat all-Premium Class Airbus A319 aircraft are expected to be well-received by large families, as well as travel agents looking to charter aircraft for group bookings. Umrah travel by charter aircraft is made more comfortable and convenient with direct-aircraft access via the Executive terminal and customised immigration and customs processing.


The Airbus A319 aircraft is perfectly suited for travel to Ta’if, Jeddah or Madinah from where passengers can continue the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.


In addition, the Airbus A319 aircraft can serve destinations around the globe with completely customised schedules, allowing for more flexibility and the option to reach remote or multiple locations in the shortest amount of time in ultimate comfort. Passengers are offered an exclusive private jet experience, award-winning service, spacious cabins, and world-class cuisine.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker commented: “We are delighted to offer our distinguished clientele these bespoke charter travel solutions, and to provide them with a singular, luxurious experience at the time and location of their choosing.”


The 40-seat aircraft with a single aisle, 2-2 seating configuration, and range of up to 3,700 nm/6,850 km, can easily connect destinations throughout the Middle East with major cities in Europe, Africa and South Asia.


The seats recline and convert into 79-inch long fully-flat beds, which come with elegant Italian Frette linen and duvets. Each seat further provides generous space for work or rest, and comes equipped with power outlets, WiFi, GSM services, USB port, audio sockets and LED lighting.


The two all-Premium Class Airbus A319 aircraft complement Qatar Executive’s existing long-range fleet of two brand new Gulfstream G650ER and eight modern Bombardier aircraft, including three Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and a Global XRS, all available for worldwide charter.


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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 Hamad International Airport, luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. The fleet comprises four Global 5000s, one Global XRS, three Challenger 605s, two 40-seat Airbus A319 All-Premium Class aircraft, and two brand new Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The latest Gulfstream deliveries follow Qatar Executive’s announcement in May 2015, to purchase up to 30 aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, including firm orders and options that are a combination of both of Gulfstream’s new wide-cabin aircraft, the G500 and G600, and the flagship G650ER. Qatar Executive's service portfolio includes aircraft management, airliner charter, maintenance and FBO services.


About Qatar Airways:


Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 181 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.


Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.


In 2015 Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.


Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.


Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 181 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.


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For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
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