Qatar Executive has welcomed the arrival of the world’s first Gulfstream G700 jet aircraft to the State of Qatar, as part of a special demonstration by the manufacturer honouring QE as the launch customer.
Equipped with the all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and an advanced high-speed wing design, the G700 is able to fly at record-breaking speed and range with outstanding environmental efficiency, promoting sustainable business aviation. The G700 will be the latest addition to Qatar Executive’s state-of-the-art fleet of long-range and ultra-long-range aircraft.
The executive charter service provider has ordered 10 of the world’s largest business jets and will take delivery of the very first aircraft off the Gulfstream assembly line in Georgia, US next year. The aircraft has been tailor-made exclusively with superior quality cabins to meet Qatar Executive’s exacting standards.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “We take great pride in the expansion of Qatar Executive throughout the ongoing pandemic. The arrival of the Gulfstream G700 in Doha emphasises our position as one of the leading business jet aircraft service providers in the Middle East and around the world. As the global launch customer for this technologically advanced jet, we look forward to welcoming the G700 into Qatar Executive’s fleet in 2022 and continuing to set new standards in air travel for years to come.
“As a launch customer, we are also proud to reaffirm our commitment to addressing climate change and other environmental impacts through the addition of the technologically advanced G700 to our fleet.
“Qatar Executive grew exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic, where the average monthly block hours reserved grew by 76 per cent year-on-year and booking enquires increased by more than 100 per cent. The sharp growth came as a result of the new strategies implemented by Qatar Executive and dynamic positioning of the services in the right market place, in addition to understanding their customer requirements and offering tailored flight hour packages.”
The new state-of-the-art aircraft is designed for ultra-long-haul flights and can operate non-stop from Doha to New York, in about 12 hours and from Doha to Seoul in just over eight hours.
Gulfstream introduced the G700 in 2019 as the industry’s new flagship aircraft. It boasts business aviation’s most spacious cabin and can fly farther, and faster than any other competitor in the business-jet industry.
The aircraft delivers the most spacious, innovative and flexible cabin in the industry, offering an extra-large galley with lounge or crew compartment, up to five living areas and a spacious, unparalleled grand suite with ensuite washroom.
The jet also features an all-new, Gulfstream-developed revolutionary lighting system that mimics circadian rhythms. Along with 20 panoramic windows and the Gulfstream cabin environment of 100 per cent fresh air, low cabin altitude and whisper-quiet sound levels, the G700 promotes in-flight health and well-being and greatly reduces the physical impact of traveling halfway around the world non-stop.
In July, Qatar Airways was named Airline of the Year 2021 in the AirlineRatings awards. The carrier also clinched the Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering and Best Business Class awards. This marks the third year in a row Qatar Airways has achieved the Best Business Class accolade, recognising its patented Qsuite product.