Qatar Executive recently introduced its exclusive Diamond Agreement, a pre-purchase, fixed-hourly rate jet card program which provides access to Qatar’s fleet of state-of-the-art long-range and ultra-long-range private jets. The large private jet operator, Qatar Executive is part of Qatar Airways serving individuals, businesses, corporations and governments. Its planes fly to more than 400 airports around the world, both in rural and urban centers. The Diamond Agreement was specifically designed to simplify private jet travel for Qatar Executive customers.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H E Akbar Al Baker, said: “As part of Qatar Airways Group, Qatar Executive offers an exceptional travel experience for private jet customers. With the Diamond Agreement, we can now offer even more flexible and bespoke travel options for Qatar Executive passengers, who can continue to expect our high levels of service and safety onboard our state-of-the-art aircraft.”
Large Cabin Aircraft
Qatar Executive operates a fleet of 18 large private jets that including Gulfstream G650ERs, Gulfstream G500s, and Global 5000 aircraft. It will be the launch customer for Gulfstream’s flagship jet, the Gulfstream G700. This new aircraft brings an unprecedented combination of performance, technology, and cabin size to Qatar Executive’s fleet.
The G700 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, can fly 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90. Additionally, the cabin in the G700 offers an extra-large ultra-galley with lounge or crew compartment, up to five living areas, and a large, bespoke master bedroom with ensuite master bath.
Minimum 50 Hours
To join the program customers must purchase at least 50 hours of flight time. Each agreement is tailored to the individual customer’s travel needs and mission requirements. The all-inclusive and fixed-hourly rates cover both flight hours and taxi time.
Pre-purchased Diamond Agreement hours have no minimum annual usage and no maximum carry-over, which gives the program a lot of flexibility. Qatar Executive’s customers are guaranteed availability for reservations booked from just 72 hours in advance. The program also offers further discounts for longer lead bookings and scheduled return flights within a few days.
Additional features include:
- No peak or black-out dates
- Inflight catering
- Pets and smoking allowed
- ISBAO, Wingman and Argus certified
- Onboard internet usage
- De-icing charges included
- Cabin crew on all aircraft
Diamond Agreement Creates Versatility
Qatar Executive’s Acting Executive Vice President, Mark Hardman, said: “We are truly delighted to launch our bespoke Diamond Agreement, which is tailored to suit the exact travel profile of both corporate and private clients. The program offers the ultimate in flexibility at a fixed price. Furthermore, we understand that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, clients are looking for versatile, high-quality services from a reputable and financially secure operator.”
During the last six months the company has flown all over the world including: Los Angeles, New York, Geneva, Moscow, Maldives, Seychelles, Istanbul, Bodrum, Erbil, Karachi, Manila, Singapore, and Doha. With an average flight time of over 5 hours, the Qatar Executive customers are making full use of these big planes for longer flights. Qatar Executive say they are currently seeing a 65:35 ratio of business to leisure travel.
“The Diamond Agreement was designed to simplify private jet travel. During these unprecedented times, travel requirements often change and as such, our customers can rely on us for a bespoke service, with unused hours being refundable at any time,” said Mark Hardman, and continued, “We expect to see many new clients to the private jet market.”