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.