Qatar Airways' new private jet goes bigger, further, faster

The airline's first Gulfstream G700 touts most spacious cabin and highest speeds in the business jet industry.

The world's first Rolls-Royce engine operated Gulfstream G700 jet aircraft will serve Qatar Executive come 2022.
The world's first Rolls-Royce engine operated Gulfstream G700 jet aircraft will serve Qatar Executive come 2022.

Qatar Executive (QE), the business jet subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has welcomed the arrival of the world’s first Gulfstream G700 jet aircraft, which will be added to QE's fleet in 2022.

“Qatar Executive grew exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic, where the average monthly block hours reserved grew by 76% year-over-year and the booking enquires increased by more than a 100%," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation introduced the G700 in 2019, touting the industry's most spacious cabin — an extra-large galley with lounge or crew compartment, five living areas and a grand suite with en-suite washroom — and an aircraft that can fly farther and faster than any other competitor in the business-jet industry.

The G700 is powered by two Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and an advanced high-speed wing design to enable flying at record-breaking speed and range, while observing environmental efficiency — a drawcard for today's business travellers increasingly looking out for sustainable aviation.

Other features include a lighting system that mimics circadian rhythms, 100% fresh air, low cabin altitude and whisper-quiet sound levels for travellers' physical and emotional wellbeing in the post-pandemic era.

Next year, QE will take delivery of ten G700 aircraft, which will join its long-range and ultra-long-range fleet, capable of operating non-stop from Doha to for instance New York in about 12 hours, and from Doha to Seoul in just over eight hours.

Source: Travel Weekly Asia



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