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2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

Qatar Executive
FBO/Handler (Doha International / Doha)

Qatar Executive

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2022 defined by growth and sustainable advancement for Qatar Exec
The FIFA World Cup was good to Qatar Executive, bringing record flight movements into its Doha FBO nearly six times greater than for the previous year's end months. It made three G650ER fleet additions as well.
Qatar Executive renovated its Doha FBO in the lead up to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East.
Read this story in our February 2023 printed issue.

Qatar Executive (QE) experienced significant year-on-year growth in flight arrivals and departures at its Doha International airport-based FBO terminal during the completion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The FBO experienced a record YOY increase of 595 per cent for arrivals and 574 per cent for departures between November and December in 2022. Between 18-19 December, after the FIFA World Cup Qatar final, there were 296 jet departures.

In the lead up to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East, QE renovated its Doha terminal, upgrading its F&B and baggage handling services, training additional staff members and renovating on-site facilities. The company also deployed the latest wi-fi and streaming capabilities both within the terminal and on board its fleet, providing football fans great connectivity to stream World Cup matches uninterrupted.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive his excellency Akbar Al Baker says: “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.”

In addition, Qatar Executive added three more Gulfstream G650ER, with the aircraft type making up 15 of its 19 strong fleet, resulting in a 25 per cent growth. This makes QE the world's largest owner and single commercial operator of the G650ER, and it also now offers two A319s, one of which is set up with a VIP ambulance layout, the other with a VIP passenger layout, along with two Bombardier Global 5000s.

The Qatar Executive FBO service at Doha International airport is available for private charter arrivals and departures at any time.

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