Posted on July 07, 2013

In time for Ramadan, Qatar Executive, the business jet division of Qatar Airways, is gearing up to meet the increased number of travellers planning to fly to Mecca to perform Umrah during the Holy month and the upcoming Eid-al-Fitr holidays. Qatar Executive with its modern fleet of all-Bombardier private jets allows those on pilgrimage to easily and conveniently reach Mecca from Doha or other destinations in the Middle East.

The option to charter private jets for Umrah and Hajj flights has steadily increased in the past few years due to the benefits and practical value it provides to families and small groups.

Private jet customers can choose their preferred flight times, allowing to travel to Saudi Arabia in the early morning and return home in the evening to avoid overnight stays for those pressed for time. Qatar Executive’s in-flight service can be customized to match travellers’ religious requirements and the VIP cabin crew is trained to the finest standards and are experienced with serving passengers in strict adherence to Islamic values. 

Moreover, long queues and time-consuming travel formalities can be avoided as the personalised service includes the convenience of booking an aircraft in as little as four hours prior to departure, and includes access to premium lounges with the option to check-in only 10 minutes prior to take off. 

As the Umrah season and Eid holidays are the time of the year when families traditionally travel together, Qatar Executive’s fleet offers two aircraft types with different capacities to perfectly accommodate group and family travel.  

The Qatar Executive fleet today comprises six Bombardier aircraft including three Challenger 605s which have a capacity for 11 passengers, and two Global 5000s for 13 passengers. In addition, Qatar Executive also operates a luxurious Global XRS featuring a spacious two cabin configuration, accommodating up to 13 passengers. Upon request, Qatar Executive also offers individual larger airline charters as for example Airbus A320 aircraft for up to 144 passengers in a two-class configuration to accommodate larger group travel requests.

Qatar Executive was awarded Best Business Aviation Operator 2012 by the prestigious Middle East regional magazine Aviation Business and has established a solid foundation for its future development, rapidly turning into one of the top air charter operators in the region and worldwide, backed by the global expertise and track record of award-winning parent carrier Qatar Airways. For further information and bookings, Qatar Executive’s professional service team is available 24/7 on +974 4445 3800 or by email at More details are available at