QATAR Airways has purchased a Bombardier Challenger 300 super mid-size business jet aircraft for regional and trans-continental on-demand travel.
The aircraft is will be delivered in March 2005, and will be operated by the Amiri Flight Division of Qatar Airways from Doha International Airport.
It will join the airline’s large and growing VIP fleet, which currently includes two Bombardier Global Express ultra long-range business jets.
“We selected the Challenger 300 after a thorough analysis of all aircraft in this category and determined that the Challenger 300 is the superior offering,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. “With its large cabin, outstanding reliability and proven range, it will be an ideal complement to our Global Express aircraft.”
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing international airlines in the world. Over the past 18 months, its fleet has grown from 18 aircraft to 331, with further increases predicted and is projected for continued growth.
Among others, The Bombardier Challenger 300 provides a superior working environment with a well-appointed standard interior that features double-club seating, reclining seats, ergonomic tables and power outlets.
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