In time with Ramadan, Qatar Executive – Qatar Airways' business jet division – is promoting to travellers the option of using one of its private jets to fly to Jeddah or Medinah to perform Umrah during the Holy month and the upcoming Eid-al-Fitr holidays.
Ramadan is a traditionally popular season to perform the spiritual journey and practice Islamic principles, and Qatar Executive has observed significant demand for its luxury travel service since the start of the Holy month.
With its modern fleet of all-Bombardier private jets, Qatar Executive allows travellers to conveniently reach Mecca from Doha or other destinations in the Middle East without hassle and even to perform Umrah easily within a day.
A key advantage of travelling with a private jet consists of being able to choose one's preferred flight times, allowing passengers to travel early morning and return home from Saudi Arabia in the evenings, to avoid overnight stays for those with little time at hand.
Flexibility, privacy and a completely personalised travel experience are further perks private jet customers get to enjoy when choosing this sophisticated way of flying.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Mr Akbar Al Baker, who also heads up the airline's business jet division, said: "Private jet travel for Umrah has steadily increased in the past years, but this year has been exceptional."
He continued: "For travellers, who are pressed for time and looking for a convenient means of travel for Umrah, Qatar Executive provides an ideal solution, and we are delighted to serve our clientele during this special season."
Qatar Executive private jet travellers can also avoid queues and time-consuming travel formalities as the personalised service includes the convenience of booking an aircraft in as little as four hours prior to departure, access to premium lounges and check-in only 10 minutes prior to take off.
Apart from the time-saving aspect and the convenience-factor, it is also the unparalleled in-flight service, which has made Qatar Executive's private jet service a preferred choice among religious travellers.
Highly professional VIP cabin crew who are well-experienced in serving CEOs, celebrities, Heads of State and royalty, will serve passengers in strict adherence to Islamic values and make sure religious requirements are taken care of. Customers can expect the highest levels of genuine hospitality, without the service being intrusive, so that passengers feel at ease and can enjoy their privacy.
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.
Qatar Executive's Challenger 605s with a single cabin configuration can accommodate up to 11 passengers, and the more spacious Global 5000s or the luxurious Global XRS with a two cabin configuration have a capacity for up to 13 passengers.