Abu Dhabi: Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of award-winning Qatar Airways, will be exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo next week demonstrating its commitment to the vibrant Middle East business aviation market.
The three-day event between March 5–7 will be held for the second consecutive year, taking place at Al Bateen Executive Airport — the first dedicated business jet airport in the Middle East and North Africa.
Qatar Executive will be showcasing its Bombardier Global 5000 on static display, giving visitors the opportunity to see the luxurious interiors of its popular jet, which features the widest and most spacious cabin among super-large business jets flying today.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker commented: “The Abu Dhabi Air Expo is the perfect platform to present visitors our aircraft and provide them with a taste of the refined in-flight experience they can expect when travelling with us.”
“We received a great response at last year’s show, and anticipate a substantial amount of business resulting from talks with customers and business partners as demand for private jet travel is continuously surging in the Gulf and the Middle East.”
Qatar Executive, awarded the Best Business Aviation Operator in 2012 by the Dubai-based magazine Aviation Business Middle East, has established itself as a major aircraft charter operator not just in the Middle East, but also in Russia and CIS nations, as well as Europe and Africa.
Covering business jets, helicopters and related services, the Abu Dhabi Air Expo is expected to draw over 10,000 visitors and major aviation players from across the Gulf region, Levant, North Africa and, as far afield as Asia and South Africa.
The Bombardier Global 5000 on static display is part of Qatar Executive’s wholly-owned Bombardier fleet of six long-range business jets. With its reclining leather ergonomics armchairs, a full pull-out divan, a four-seat conference table in the rear and numerous outlets for laptops, the Global 5000 has huge appeal among business and leisure travellers alike.
The ultra-long business jet has 13 seats and can whisk passengers from Abu Dhabi to Singapore or from Abu Dhabi to London non-stop. Its spacious baggage compartment, accessible from the cabin, offers plenty of room for all personal belongings.
The aircraft is equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, featuring one 36-inch and two 21-inch large LCD monitors, as well as high-speed internet and satellite communications service for an efficient and comfortable work environment.
Apart from two Global 5000s, Qatar Executive also operates three Challenger 605s and a Global Express XRS — the most feature-rich and luxurious business jet of the fleet. 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.