Qatar Executive suspends jet card program

The private jet division of Qatar Airways, Qatar Executive has stopped sales for its fixed-rate G650 jet card program launched in 2020.

By Doug Gollan, January 11, 2024

Qatar Executive has suspended its jet card program.

The unit of Qatar Airways launched the membership in July 2020 as The Diamond Agreement.

In February 2022, it rebranded the program as The Block Hour Agreement.

Earlier this week, an email sent to a prospect stated, “Please allow me to inform you that for the time being, we are not offering any block hours agreement until further notice.”

The jet card offered fixed hourly rates worldwide with a callout of just 72 hours.

It also included deicing and WiFi.

The private jet operator used its fleet of more than a dozen Gulfstream G650ERs to support the program.

The Qatar Executive salesperson noted, “[If] we would accept any (new members) in the future (there) will be with a five or six hours minimum (charge for flights).”

While contracts were customized one-to-one, previous daily minimums were as low as three hours.

Qatar Airways’ media department did not respond to inquiries, and an outside PR representative was unable to gain a response after two days.

Qatar Executive is still selling on-demand charters, and it is still promoting The Block Hour Agreement on its website.

It’s not clear when it stopped sales on the program.

The main jet card competitor for its worldwide fixed-rate jet card is Vista Global’s VistaJet.

VistaJet starts at 25 hours, requires a three-year commitment, and is non-refundable.

The Qatar program started at 50 hours but was refundable.

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