Qatar Executive offers a NetJets, VistaJet ultra-long-haul alternative for global private jet travelers

NetJets compared to VistaJet and Qatar Executive

Customers looking for ultra-long-haul, fixed-rate private jet programs with guaranteed availability now can compare Qatar Executive with NetJets and VistaJet

Despite its name and Doha base, the operator of Gulfstream G650ERs, G500s, Bombardier Global 5000s and an XRS has its eyes on U.S. and European customers

Not since the short-lived existence of Zetta Jet has there been a player that looked like it might be able to challenge NetJets and VistaJet on the world stage, at least when it comes to offering an ultra-long-haul, fixed-rate, guaranteed availability program.

Long a key operator in the on-demand charter market, The Diamond Agreement, announced Tuesday, gives Qatar Executive a fixed-rate, ferry-fee free, guaranteed availability option many travelers crave.

Qatar Executive launches fixed-rate private jet lease program

Qatar Executive

The Diamond Agreement provides fixed rates and guaranteed availability starting at 50 hours

The Doha-based private jet charter operator features a fleet of large cabin and ultra-long-range Gulfstream and Bombardier private jets

Qatar Airways’ Qatar Executive division is set to launch a fixed-rate, guaranteed lease program starting at 50 occupied hours. An official announcement is expected later today.

Qatar Executive inks billion-dollar Gulfstream G650, G500 order

The charter operator and its parent Qatar Airways along with JetBlue are investors in JetSuite

Qatar Airways last week announced an order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft during a ceremony at the White House. The order worth over $1 billion is for 14 Gulfstream G650ER and four Gulfstream G500 and will add to Qatar Executive’s growing fleet that currently includes six G650ER and four G500 aircraft.

Gulfstream executives had previously reported the order, however, the customer had not been disclosed. Flexjet had been mentioned along with Qatar Executive as likely buyers.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said, “Qatar Airways is very pleased to confirm this landmark deal with Gulfstream. Our corporate jet division, Qatar Executive, goes from strength to strength and this commitment to new orders will allow us to offer our bespoke luxury service to even more passengers.”

NetJets, Flexjet, and VistaJet: Comparing the large cabin options

NetJets, Flexjet and VistaJet compared

Across fractional ownership, leasing, and jet cards, we look at the leading branded private jet options when you are looking for large-cabin, long-haul solutions (including seat maps)

Updated to include VistaJet’s Global 7500

(Updated Nov. 9, 2019) If you are looking for program access to a branded fleet of large-cabin aircraft and are based in the U.S., the options are somewhat limited, although they include the three of the most prominent fleet operators out there with NetJets, Flexjet and VistaJet.

Also of note is Dumont Group, which expects to have a fleet of around 27 Dassault Falcon 2000 aircraft by early next year. In this report, we give you an overview of the current options from each provider.

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