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Posted On: 21 September 2011 08:39 am
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Qatar Executive woos corporate market in Russia

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Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division Qatar Executive participated for the first time in Russia’s leading business aviation show held in Moscow. The three-day Jet Expo show took place last week at the Vnukovo-3 International Airport, a leading European business jet complex serving 95% of all corporate flights in and out of Russia. Qatar Executive, the Doha-based corporate jet business, has received an exceptional response in the market since being formed two years ago – and is taking measures to meet spurring demand for business jet services in the Middle East and globally. The Russian market is of prime importance to Qatar Executive, which is able to readily make available an aircraft for customers in the country wanting to fly anywhere they choose. Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker said that the airline was delighted to take part in the key aerospace industry event in Russia – a country, which has seen spectacular growth in the corporate jet sector over the years. “We have been responding to strong regional demand for private flying, with Russia a key market where economic activity is strong and growing, fuelling demand for corporate jet services,” he said. “Tapping into this highly lucrative premium market segment and achieving growth is part of our long-term expansion strategy. Russia offers solid potential that will enable Qatar Executive to meet its ambitious targets. “Our participation in Jet Expo 2011 gave us a chance to interact with our most loyal clients and, of course new clientele. At the same time, it was a perfect opportunity to strengthen our business contacts and provided Qatar Executive with an opportunity to present services available for luxury flying,” added al-Baker. The corporate jet arm, which began operations in 2009 with two Bombardier Challenger 605s, now operates five all-Bombardier business jets. Being a subsidiary of a well-established award-winning airline that was recently named Airline of the Year by the prominent industry audit Skytrax, Qatar Executive leverages on its extensive expertise and experience so that travellers can benefit from the highest standards of service, comfort and reliability provided by highly trained and experienced flight and cabin crew. The personalised service for passengers includes the convenience of booking an aircraft in as little as four hours before departure, access to premium lounges, and check-in 10 minutes prior to take off. Details are available online at Gulf Times