Qatar Airways’ second All-Premium Class Airbus A319 to join Qatar Executive’s charter fleet in mid-February 2015
“Premium One” service now available for charter to meet rising demand for luxury group and incentive travels
DOHA, QATAR – Qatar Airways announced today that it will add an all-Premium Class Airbus A319 to its growing corporate jet fleet, Qatar Executive, to meet the rising demand for charter luxury group and incentive travel.
The Premium One A319, which is identical to the Qatar Airways Business One product operating on a daily basis between Doha and London Heathrow, will be available for charter starting 17 February through the airline’s corporate jet division, Qatar Executive.
The Airbus A319 can be booked to 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 and bespoke cabins, and world-class cuisine.
The 40-seat Premium One aircraft, which has a single aisle, a 2-2 seating configuration, and a 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 inflight Oryx entertainment system features the same options available on Qatar Airways, over 1000 choices of movies, music and games. Personal entertainment can be enjoyed with the latest-generation systems and noise-cancelling headphones.
The chartered Premium One service also includes access to executive airport facilities and concierge services in both Doha and abroad.
The exclusive Premium One Airbus A319 will be of interest to tour operators and wedding groups, who can design exclusively tailored and experiential travel journeys for their guests and clients. In addition, corporations, business delegations, musicians or sports teams can seamlessly travel and connect their journeys with maximum comfort.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The demand for charter services continues to grow and therefore we have introduced this Premium One A319 to our Qatar Executive fleet to further strengthen the proposition of Qatar Executive, which is providing convenience and choice in the category of private travel.”
Qatar Executive’s Executive Vice President David Edwards remarked: “We look forward to meeting the requirements of private customers, corporations and luxury tour operators with this exclusive product. Demand for Business Class group travel has increased and this aircraft is ideally positioned to fill the gap in the market, particularly in the Middle East region.”
Apart from the Premium One Airbus A319, Qatar Executive also operates a wholly-owned fleet of eight Bombardier business jets, including four Global 5000s – among them two Global 5000 Visions, three Challenger 605s and one Global XRS with a capacity of up to 13 passengers.
Over the last five years, Qatar Executive has propelled its private jet business into a global player on the corporate jet circuit, with a comprehensive business aviation service portfolio, comprising not just worldwide on-demand charters, but also airliner charters, Fixed Base Operation (FBO) and maintenance services at its “Bombardier-Authorised Service Facility” in Doha. Since its launch in 2009, Qatar Executive has offered charter services to most locations worldwide, including those beyond the existing Qatar Airways’ network.
About Qatar Executive:
Qatar Airways first announced the formation of a corporate jet subsidiary, Qatar Executive, at the Paris Air Show in 2009 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 all-Bombardier fleet.
The fleet comprises four Global 5000s, one Global XRS and three Challenger 605s. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio includes Aircraft Management, Airliner Charter, Maintenance and FBO services.