Qatar Airways has become the launch customer for the Gulfstream G700 business jet, which it will utilize in its Qatar Executive charter operations. Qatar has ordered 10 G700 aircraft in addition to the G650 and G500 models it ordered recently.
His Excellency, Akbar al-Baker, Group CEO for Qatar Airways, stated “we are excited to be the launch customer of the G700, the largest business jet in the industry, and are looking forward to the aircraft joining our fleet. Qatar Executive’s customers have extremely high standards, and this aircraft will help us meet their requirements by delivering unrivaled performance that complements our excellence in customer service.”
Mark Burns, Gulfstream’s President, indicated “Qatar Executive demonstrated their confidence in Gulfstream when they committed as international launch customer for the G500, which is in service with them now alongside the G650ER. “We are grateful they have chosen to continue growing their Gulfstream fleet with our new flagship G700 and look forward to their customers traveling in the utmost comfort on the largest business jet in the industry.”
Eleven Gulfstream aircraft are currently in service with Qatar Executive, including six G650ERs and five G500s. The executive charter service is the world’s largest commercial operator of the G650ER and the first commercial charter operator of the G500.