QatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
Yeah QR have an A319CJ that flies for the government and available for charter. This month the aircraft carried the AC Milan football team. But it isn't really used to carry QR's execs around they fly Business or First Class on QR, it is not unusual to spot Al-Baker on your flight. The aircraft was going to be used for scheduled flights to ZRH and SIN but the plans never materialised because it used extensively by the government.
CX and several others have corporate jets but they are mainly for training. It doesn't make economical sense for an airline to have corporate jets for the executives to use when they can fly almost anywhere on their airline or by using their travel benefits on other airlines.
Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7432 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
On Sunday, I had a family friend over for dinner and he was the former directer of Iraqi Airways until the quick crumpling of the airline in 1990 due to the Gulf war (was that a run on sentence?)
While a few of us engaged in long discussion last night, he mentioned how at one time, he ordered 10 Lockheed Jetstars II's for his airline. I found that quite remarkable considereing the size of the Iraqi commercial fleet.
Once he placed the order at the plant in Georgia, he was quickly flown back to JFK on the jetstar.
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Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16345 posts, RR: 87
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
Actually I used to know the Director - Route Planning and Regulatory Affairs at US... he was based in Washington, and despite US serving CDG, he always flew on UA nonstop IAD-CDG on his frequent visits.
PropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 588 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
Cathay uses their Lears for pilot training...whether or not they are also used for corporate travel, i do not know. Also, I would fly the competition if i were on a "scouting run" for my airline. I would want to see how they do things and how my airline can outperform them.