LONDON – Qatar Executive (QE) has recorded an excellent year with historical year-on-year growth in terms of flight arrivals and departures from its exclusive VIP terminal FBO (Fixed Based Operation) from Doha after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Doha International Airport (DIA), where Qatar Executive FBO, is located witnessed a 595% year-on-year increase in arrival and a 574% increase in departures during the World Cup between November and December 2022. Significantly there were 296 private jets departed from the DIA.
Prelude to the FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup was no doubt going to be a chance for the airline to showcase its capabilities. Qatar Executive renovated the existing terminal at DIA and also revamped its FBO to allow a trouble-free experience for its VIP clients.
There were many upgrades including, staff training, improved baggage handling services, improved soft products (i.e food & beverages), and ad hoc renovation.
The Qatari operator also upgraded its latest WiFi streaming capabilities both on the ground and onboard their fleet. This way, die-hard football fans with deep pockets can enjoy uninterrupted live streaming of matches.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Executive’s operations grew significantly during the World Cup period, demonstrating the division’s robust FBO services while offering the most advanced flying solutions to valued customers.”
“Qatar Executive’s continuous growth trajectory reflects the trust of our clients and is also a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence.”
Qatar Executive Fleet
Qatar Executive fleet comprises of state of the art business jets of 15 strong Gulfstream G650ER. Recently the airline added 3 extra Gulfstream G650ERs to aid its ever-growing operation in time for the World Cup. The revamp of the fleet has indeed resulted in a 25% growth of the company.
This makes it the largest owner and single commercial operator of the Gulfstream G650ER. The airline will also be a launch customer of the Gulfstream G700, Gulfstream’s largest business jet yet.
Moreover, Qatar Executive has a clean track record of fuel efficiency and sustainability. Its Gulfstream and its newer aircraft can operate using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Apart from flying Gulfstreams, Qatar Executive also offers two A319ACJ airliner ‘bizjets’, one with a medical evacuation configuration, and one in a VIP layout. The airline also operates two Bombardier Global 5000s.
Its FBO at Doha International Airport offers many services, including flight handling arrangement, passenger handling, baggage handling, Customs and Immigration, crew lounge and day rooms for transit crew and passengers.
Additional services include fuel supply coordination, aircraft catering coordination, mATC and airport slot coordination, maintenance and hangar facility, complimentary Wi-Fi and refreshments, hotel arrangements and limousine service arrangements.
Qatar Executive has tremendously benefited from the World Cup 2022, with its Gulfstream jets flying on a very frequent basis, and other private jets passing through its FBO, using one of its award-winning services.
Qatar Executive is one of the most established private jet operations in the Middle East.