Qatar Executive is to open new offices in Shanghai, Moscow and London later this year. The expansion will further enable it to offer its services to business and leisure clients on a global scale.
Additionally – for the first time since its establishment in 2009 – Qatar Executive has undergone an audit on two international standards: IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations) and Wyvern Wingman. The audits concentrated on the safety management system implemented in Qatar Executive as an operator.
Akbar Al Baker, chief executive at Qatar Airways Group, said, “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 global growth strategy and continued commitment to the Middle East and the global business travel community.
“I am extremely proud of where we are now, just 10 years later. Not only have we built a Qatar-based corporate jet operator, we are also now expanding our presence globally, bringing our aircraft to every corner of the world.”
Ettore Rodaro, executive vice president at Qatar Executive said, “Qatar Executive has been experiencing 30% year-on-year growth in the Asia-Pacific market, and with the imminent opening of our new Shanghai office, we will enhance our services to our existing clientele and further expand our brand to new customers who would like to benefit from our premium services. We are also very pleased with our two new certifications.
“We are fully invested in providing a safe, luxurious product to our customers all over the world, whether their journey with us is for business or pleasure, and we look forward to seeing what the next 10 year brings Qatar Executive.”
Qatar Executive currently operates a fleet of 16 private jets, including five Gulfstream G650ERs, three Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS. In 2019, Qatar Executive is set to receive an additional five G500s, with one arriving in May and one G650ER being delivered in June.