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.”

JetSuite is moving its headquarters from Orange County to Dallas 

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Jet Suite’s SuiteKey jet card program starts at $50,000 and ranges to $400,000 on its all Embraer fleet of private jets

 

JetSuite, Inc. which also operates semiprivate jet shuttle JetSuiteX is relocating its headquarters from Orange County to Dallas, according to multiple reports. The company confirmed the move to Private Jet Card Comparisons. 

JetSuite plans expansion after ‘significant’ investments from Qatar Airways and JetBlue

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JetSuite has announced a new round of funding to grow both its JetSuite jet card and on-demand charter business and its by the seat JetSuiteX fleet and flights

 

Let the good times roll. Private aviation is continuing to attract investors from celebrities and private equity to energy companies and even commercial airlines. Earlier today, JetSuite announced that it had raised an undisclosed amount of money from Qatar Airways.

Japan Airlines Launches Private Jet Connection Service In Paris

While several airlines (Lufthansa, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Delta Air Lines and Emirates) have their own private jet arms or partnerships with private jet operators offering transfers at primary hubs, Japan Airlines has signed a deal to provide transfers on-demand charter connections between commercial flights and private jets in Paris starting May 1