FIFA World Cup fuels nearly 600% growth at Qatar Executive’s FBO in Doha

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Executive (QE), the private jet charter division of the Qatar Airways Group, posted a record year-over-year (YOY) growth in flight arrivals and departures at their exclusive Premium Terminal FBO (Fixed Base Operator) during the completion of the historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Qatar Executive’s FBO, located at Doha International Airport (DIA), saw a record-first YOY increase of 595 percent for arrivals and 574 percent for departures between November and December in 2022, the Group announced.

Between 18-19 December, after the FIFA World Cup Qatar™ Final, 296 jets departed from DIA. In the lead up to the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East, QE renovated the existing terminal in Doha, revitalizing the FBO, thus, offering customers a seamless journey both on the ground and on-board.

This included upgrading their F&B and baggage handling services, training additional staff members and renovating on-site facilities. Qatar Executive also deployed the latest Wi-Fi and streaming capabilities both within the terminal and onboard their fleet, providing football fans great connectivity to stream the World Cup matches uninterrupted.

“Qatar Executive’s operations grew significantly during the World Cup period, demonstrating the division’s robust FBO services, while offering the most advanced flying solutions to valued customers. Qatar Executive’s continuous growth trajectory reflects the trust of our clients and is also a testament to our commitment to innovation and excellence,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.

In December, Qatar Executive received a new Gulfstream G650ER jet, bringing to 15 its fleet of the model and making the company the world’s largest owner and single commercial operator of the G650ER. QE also currently operates two Bombardier Global 5000s, one Airbus A319ACJ and another Airbus A319 Air Ambulance aircraft, bringing to 19 its current fleet of aircraft.