Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, and JetSuite Inc Founder and Chief Executive Officer Alex Wilcox, reaffirmed their commitment to expand JetSuite and JetSuiteX, in order to bring even more air travel choice to passengers. This commitment was made this week at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.
In April 2018, Qatar Airways took a minority stake in leading US private aviation company JetSuite and its sibling company, JetSuiteX. The Qatar Airways investment will 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 US regions.
The JetSuiteX Embraer 135 jet is one of six state-of-the-art aircraft on display this week at the Farnborough Airshow. The luxuriously reconfigured aircraft offers 30 comfortable Business Class style seats, a soft private jet interior, along with extra soundproofing, power outlets at every seat and free messaging WiFi.
Al Baker said they are extremely excited with their investment in JetSuite.
It is a privilege to display the JetSuiteX Embraer 135 at the Farnborough Airshow, and give spectators the chance to see this state-of-the-art aircraft up close. Qatar Airways and JetSuite share many of the same core values and we look forward to seeing JetSuite’s private aviation business continue to grow and flourish.’
The Qatar Airways investment in JetSuite will help fuel the growth of JetSuite’s private aviation business, which currently focuses on light and very light jets. The investment extends to JetSuiteX, the sibling company to JetSuite, further accelerating the expansion of its acclaimed semi-private air service on the US West Coast and beyond.
JetSuiteX fills a niche in underserved short haul markets and small airports, and enjoys a Net Promoter Score over 90, higher than the major US airlines. JetSuiteX operates its fleet of Embraer 135 aircraft from private terminals in California and Nevada, with no lines, no waiting and no stress, at a price competitive with commercial travel. The Qatar Airways investment will enable faster expansion of this fleet and the ability to reach new destinations, including the potential to bring the semi-private model to additional US regions.
The investment also supports Qatar Airways’ investment strategy, which already includes investments in several other international carriers, such as International Airlines Group, LATAM Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Air Italy.
Qatar Airways made headline news this week with a number of high-profile announcements and award wins.
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