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Qatar Airways Unveils New Plane You’ll Probably Never Get to Step Foot Inside Of

Qatar Airways Unveils New Plane You’ll Probably Never Get to Step Foot Inside Of

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Qatar Airways unveiled a brand new jet it will soon take delivery of… But this is one aircraft that most of the Doha-based airline’s passengers will never step foot inside of. Reserved exclusively for the ultra-rich, the Gulfstream G700 aircraft will help Qatar Airways serve booming demand for private jet travel in the pandemic era.

Powered by two Rolls Royce Pearl 700 engines, the G700 is capable of flying non-stop from Doha to New York City in around 12-hours or to Seoul in little more than eight hours.

The aircraft boasts up to five separate living areas…

During those long-haul flights, passengers will be able to enjoy one of five separate living spaces, including a grand master bedroom complete with an ensuite washroom. The plane also offers 20 panoramic windows, an extra-large galley and even space for a crew rest compartment.

As you might expect, the plane also features mood-enhancing LED lighting, 100 per cent fresh air, and a low cabin altitude. Not only can the Rolls Royce engines fly the G700 up to 7,500 nautical miles but they’ll do it at “whisper-quiet sound levels”.

The jet, one of 10 on order, will belong to Qatar Executive – a subsidiary of Qatar Airways which also runs the official fleet of Amiri fleet aircraft on behalf of Qatar’s absurdly rich Royal Family.

The Qatar Executive fleet currently consists of 12 private jets and demand has never been so healthy. Through the pandemic, booking enquiries surged by more than 100 per cent, while the number of reserved block hours grew by 76 per cent.

To cater for the demand, the airline even introduced a new pricing plan that allows customers to pre-purchase flight time at fixed-hourly rates. The minimum purchase is for 50 flight hours – price on application only.

Customers are guaranteed availability if they give just 72 hours notice of their travel plans with “unrivalled service” that is “precisely tailored to the individual customer’s needs and requirements”.

But while Qatar Executive will be the launch customer for the G700, its arrival in Doha was just for a special demonstration before its eventual delivery next year.

Chief executive Akbar Al Baker couldn’t help but show off the new plane, as he aims to propel Qatar Executive ahead of other private jet operators in the region. In comparison, Emirates Executive owns just a single Airbus ACJ319 business jet.

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