Qatar Executive launches new VIP charter programme
Qatar Executive has announced the introduction of its Diamond Agreement, which enables customers to pre-purchase flight time at fixed-hourly rates on state-of-the-art long-range and ultra-long-range private jets.
Mark Hardman, acting executive VP, Qatar Executive, told Corporate Jet Investor’s Town Hall online meeting yesterday (July 22nd) the Diamond Agreement is an exciting new charter prospect: “Those that know me, know I don’t often use the word exciting. We have combined the ad hoc charter and the traditional jet card and formed a new product. Part of that has been the opportunity to allow clients to tailor to their needs. For me, what makes this second-to-none is that unused hours can be refunded at any time.”
The Diamond Agreement is tailored to the individual customer’s needs and requirements. To join, customers purchase a minimum of 50 hours flight time, without any associated membership fees. The all-inclusive and fixed-hourly rates cover both flight hours and taxi time.
Pre-purchased Diamond Agreement hours have no minimum annual usage and no maximum carry-over. Qatar Executive guarantees availability for reservations booked from just 72 hours in advance.
Hardman continued: “Where it really makes sense in today’s world is that it brings a very high degree of certainty in an uncertain world. We launched it on the 14th July and, wow, there has been a lot interest. We had been working on it for a little while and it has been ready for some time, but it was working out when to launch. We decided now was the right time.”
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “As part of Qatar Airways Group, Qatar Executive offers an exceptional travel experience for private jet customers. With the Diamond Agreement, we can now offer even more flexible and bespoke travel options for Qatar Executive passengers, who can continue to expect our high levels of service and safety onboard our state-of-the-art aircraft.”
Meanwhile, you can listen to Hardman’s short presentation in Corporate Jet Investor’s Town Hall and the comments of other business aviation industry leaders here.