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Qatar looks back fondly on its first five years and forecasts continued success
Qatar Executive celebrated its fifth anniversary last month, having first opened in 2009 at the Paris Air Show.
Read this story in our August 2014 printed issue.

Qatar Executive celebrated its fifth anniversary last month, having first opened in 2009 at the Paris Air Show. The Doha-based operator is a corporate jet subsidiary of Qatar Airways, and is looking forward to a period of continued growth.

Following its launch, the company rapidly developed its initial fleet of three Bombardier aircraft, amid an increasing demand for executive travel in the Middle East. The charter operation has evolved into a comprehensive aviation portfolio, which includes ad hoc and airliner charters, FBO and maintenance services at the company's Bombardier authorised facility in Doha.

A factory new Global 5000 Vision is set to join its fleet and will bring up the fleet size to eight wholly-owned Bombardier jets, including four Global 5000s – two of which are Global Visions – plus three Challenger 605s and a Global XRS.

Ceo Akbar Al Baker says: “Ultimate luxury, the highest levels of personalised service and comfort, privacy and convenience through flexible and personalised travel to any place in the world, were the qualities we had in mind when Qatar Executive was launched in 2009.

“In just five years we have become a benchmark company in the business aviation industry, as a result of our dedication and commitment to the global travelling elite.

“Our fifth anniversary is a proud moment in our company's history, but it is also a special occasion to thank those without whom this achievement would not have been possible – our customers, business partners and our staff.”

Executive vp Dave Edwards sets the tone for the next five years: “We shall continue Qatar Executive's growth expansion to deliver a sustainable future.

“Our status as market leader demonstrates that we have the right approach to service, product and the value we offer. We are confident that with this exceptional way of flying, we will keep on exceeding our customer's expectations.”

The company now has at least 100 staff on its roster and plans to hire further type-rated captains and first officers as well as aircraft maintenance personnel. It is also building a private jet lounge and a dedicated hangar facility at Hamad International Airport in Doha to be opened in the beginning of 2015.

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