Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, confirmed delivery of two new Gulfstreams, adding one G650ER and one G500 to its fleet earlier this month, to bring the total number of aircraft in the fleet to 18.
“These truly advanced jets enable us to offer an unparalleled flying experience to our global clientele," said executive vice-president Ettore Rodaro. “We are proud of the strong relationship we have with [Gulfstream] and we look forward to receiving further jets from them in the future.”
In the run-up to EBACE last month, Rodaro told AIN that all 30 Gulfstream aircraft from an order the company made in 2015 will be added to the fleet by 2022, implying the addition of 17 more Gulfstreams in the two financial years ending March 2022.
Today, Qatar Executive’s 18-jet fleet includes six Gulfstream G650ERs, four G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s, and one Global XRS. The company expects to add three more G500s this year to bring total fleet size to 21 aircraft, including 13 Gulfstreams, if the other non-Gulfstream aircraft remain in the fleet.
“With new deliveries, the 2022 fleet will be roughly 30 long-range airplanes, and will be amongst the biggest players in the segment of ultra-long-range charter,” he told AIN in May.