Qatar Airways Group affirms its commitment to JetSuite’s expansion

Now a minority stakeholder in JetSuite, Inc., Qatar Airways investment is expected to drive growth at both JetSuiteX and JetSuite. Separately, Qatar said its private jet division will open offices in Shanghai and Moscow.

 

During the Farnborough International Airshow this week Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, and JetSuite Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Alex Wilcox, reaffirmed their commitment today to expanding JetSuite and JetSuiteX, in a press conference. In April, Qatar Airways took a minority stake in JetSuite and its JetSuiteX to enable faster expansion of the JetSuite fleet and “its ability to reach new destinations, including the potential to bring the semi-private model to additional U.S. regions.” 

Qatar’s Diplomatic Crisis Is Impacting Private Jets Too

Business aviation is being impacted alongside commercial airlines as a result of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cutting government ties with Qatar, however, the exact impact isn’t clear. 

Zetta Jet Boosts U.S. Presence

Only 20 months after its 2015 launch, Singapore-based Zetta Jet is building a niche in the ultra-long-haul transpacific market and is poised to expand its customer base in the U.S. after its acquisition last December of Advanced Aircraft Management. The latter, with a base at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, has been renamed Zetta Jet USA, Inc.