Qatar Airways and JetSuite Inc. have reaffirmed their commitment to expanding JetSuite and JetSuiteX, in order to bring more air travel choice to passengers, the companies said.
In April 2018, Qatar Airways took a minority stake in leading U.S private aviation company JetSuite and its sibling company, JetSuiteX. The Qatar Airways investment will enable faster expansion of the JetSuite fleet and its ability to reach new destinations, including the potential to bring the semi-private model to additional U.S. regions.
The Qatar Airways investment in JetSuite will help fuel the growth of JetSuite´s private aviation business, which currently focuses on light and very light jets. The investment extends to JetSuiteX, the sibling company to JetSuite, further accelerating the expansion of its acclaimed semi-private air service on the U.S. West Coast and beyond.
This investment also further supports Qatar Airways´ investment strategy, which already includes investments in several other international carriers, such as International Airlines Group, LATAM Airlines Group, Cathay Pacific and Air Italy.
JetSuite offers a WiFi-equipped fleet of jets across the U.S. JetSuite was recently ranked #1 in light jet utilization by ARGUS.
JetSuiteX began offering public charter service in April 2016 with regular flights between select West Coast markets.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar is a member of the oneworld global alliance. Qatar Airways Cargo, the world´s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.