Qatar Airways will be the launch customer for Gulfstream’s new flagship, the G700. The company has ordered 10 of the aircraft for its Qatar Executive charter service, having also recently placed orders for the G500 and G650ER.
“Qatar Executive demonstrated their confidence in Gulfstream when they committed as international launch customer for the G500, which is in service with them now alongside the G650ER,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are grateful they have chosen to continue growing their Gulfstream fleet with our new flagship G700 and look forward to their customers travelling in the utmost comfort on the largest business jet in the industry.”
Qatar Executive currently has 11 Gulfstream aircraft in service with, including six G650ERs and five G500s. The executive charter service is the world’s largest commercial operator of the G650ER and the first commercial charter operator of the G500.
“We are excited to be the launch customer of the G700, the largest business jet in the industry, and are looking forward to the aircraft joining our fleet,” said His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO of Qatar Airways. “Qatar Executive’s customers have extremely high standards, and this aircraft will help us meet their requirements by delivering unrivalled performance that complements our excellence in customer service.”
Meanwhile, Flexjet was announced as the first North American fleet customer for the G700. “Flexjet’s customers have become accustomed to the unparalleled Gulfstream cabin experience,” said Burns. “The G700 perfectly complements their existing Gulfstream fleet and combines the best of what we do – performance, innovation and comfort – with the largest cabin in the industry and the most advanced technology.”
The G700 will join Flexjet’s growing fleet of Gulfstream aircraft, including the G650ER, G500 and G450.
“The Gulfstream G700, with its speed, range and versatility, will make an exceptional fractional offering,” said Flexjet chairman Kenn Ricci. “We anticipate that it will be ideally suited for those companies that need occasional access to global markets and will be the pinnacle of our Red Label offering. It will be the fifth large-cabin aircraft type in the fleet as we continue our international expansion.”
Gulfstream introduced the G700 on 21 October 2019. Click here for more details on the cabin.