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The Finest Destinations to Fly Private with Qatar Executive

From New York to The Maldives, these private jet destinations are some of the most popular in exclusive travel.

By Elite Traveler

Part of the beauty of flying in a private jet with Qatar Executive is that as long as there’s a suitable runway, the destination is effectively up to you. Aside from the glamour and luxury that flying private provides, its greatest bonus is flexibility. You choose to fly wherever you want, whenever you want, in one of Qatar Executives’ exemplary aircraft. The Gulfstream G650ER for example is one of the fastest long-range business jets in the world, giving Qatar Executive customers more options when choosing where to fly to. However, when it comes to private jet travel, some destinations are a cut above the rest.

For many, flying private is simply part of their lifestyle, as opposed to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Those who charter private jets often do so for the impressive time-saving benefits; shorter to no queues through security, passport control and boarding ensure you arrive at your destination faster than is possible with commercial air travel.

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Wherever you may be flying to, Qatar Executive’s exemplary team is always on hand / ©Qatar Executive

So perhaps it’s time for a family trip to the destination of the summer, or maybe it’s a business meeting that would be much better in person. Whatever the reason, deciding to travel private can remove all the hassle, and get you to your destination faster and more comfortably than any other form of transport.   

So, what exactly are the top destinations to travel to by private jet? What makes them so popular? And, why should they be the next places you touch down with Qatar Executive?

London, Paris and New York

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London, Paris and New York are three of the most visited cities in the world / ©Shutterstock

As three staple private jet destinations, London, Paris and New York together make up three of the most popular places Qatar Executive flies to. These cities remain not just popular with private jet users, but all travelers. The main benefit of using Qatar Executive to arrive at these megacities is avoiding everyone else. Qatar Executive can land at Farnborough instead of Heathrow or Le Bourget instead of Charles de Gaulle, skipping those dreaded queues.

London, Paris and New York draw so many private jet travelers because they cover all the bases. As cultural bastions, these three cities feature some of the finest museums in the world, and countless opportunities to watch world-class sport — three of the four tennis grand slams, for example. Additionally, each also possesses its own unique fine dining scene. With these three cities alone holding 277 Michelin stars, it’s a wonder anyone goes anywhere else for dinner.

The trifecta is complete thanks to the cities’ unrivaled business connections. Other cities in the world excel in perhaps culture or food, or may boast unique events that draw people in. But to have it all, in addition to a thriving business scene puts London, Paris and New York as three of the top private jet destinations in the world – a fact that’s unlikely to change any time soon.

St Moritz

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Thanks to events like Snow Polo and the Gourmet Food Festival St Moritz is a classic private jet destination / ©Shutterstock

Turning away from megacities with their skyscrapers and stock exchanges, the much smaller but undoubtedly more exclusive St Moritz, Switzerland, has drawn some of the world’s most affluent travelers to its picturesque mountains for over a century.

Set around a beautiful lake that freezes during the winter, this year-round resort is the ideal spot for those looking to keep active. During the winter, the big draw is the impressive skiing area, while during the hot summer months, the resort transforms into a hiker’s paradise. A variety of five-star hotels surround the lake from modern new builds to iconic historic properties like the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.

Throughout the year, those arriving by private jet fly into the Samedan airport — just a 10-minute drive from St Moritz — to watch and take part in the various events that occur throughout the calendar. The Snow Polo is a winter highlight, as teams fly in from around the world to compete on the frozen lake. If a slower pace is more what you’re looking for, St Moritz’s various shopping streets feature top-designer brands or why not stop somewhere for a spa treatment?

The Maldives

Maldives
Few locations captivate a sense of peace and tranquillity like the white sand beaches of The Maldives / ©Shutterstock

A paradise that’s completely different from anywhere else on this list, instead of being a single location, the Maldives is a collection of over 1,000 individual islands, some so small they are only home to a single private property. But in the world of exclusive travel, this level of privacy is a real box ticker.

The vast majority of private arrivals will be touching down at Velana International Airport on Hulhulé Island, just next to the Maldivian capital of Malé. From there, the aim of the game is to head directly to your own private island or five-star resort, this will likely include villas atop stilts that hang your accommodation above crystal blue water.

Forget the luxury shopping, The Maldives is where the jet set goes to tune out of the outside world and relax on a white sand beach for a few days. If that’s what you’re looking for, there is no better place. Arriving on a Qatar Executive private charter is, of course, the cherry on top.

Doha

Doha
As the home of Qatar Executive and thanks to its position geographically, Doha makes for an ideal stop on a longer journey / ©Shutterstock

Looking to the Middle East, Doha is a pivotal city for both the region and Qatar Executive which has its fixed base operations at Doha International Airport.

During the last five years, Qatar and Doha have been thrust into the global spotlight, in part thanks to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, 2021 and 2023 also saw Formula 1 arrive at the nation, with a race set to take place in Qatar each year until 2033. Akin to this, Doha is becoming a destination of choice for family vacations, with plenty to do, events to attend and beautiful sites to see. It’s no wonder more and more private flyers are choosing to stop at Doha.

The size and capabilities of the Doha International Airport Private Terminal, in addition to its position globally, make Doha an ideal stopping point on a larger journey from Western Europe to East Asia, Australia or Sothern Africa.

Sydney

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A gateway to far-flung Pacific paradises, Sydney remains incredibly popular with private jet travelers / ©Shutterstock

As the largest city in Oceania, Sydney has become a hub for private jet travel in this part of the world, with the vast majority of private jet travelers choosing to land at Sydney International Airport. From here, New Zealand and Pacific paradises like Fiji and Tonga are just a short hop away.

Looking at Sydney itself, this is a truly global city boasting world-renowned cultural spots like the Sydney Opera House in addition to the various art galleries that span the city. When it comes to food, Sydney wears its influences on its sleeve with notes of European and Asian cuisine, while the natural produce, especially the seafood, is some of the best that can be found anywhere.

Sydney is also home to some of the best beaches in the world, and while everyone has heard of Bondi Beach, it’s likely the private jet class will be heading somewhere a little less busy.

Singapore

Singapore
Home to one of the calendar’s iconic Formula 1 races, Singapore is a true private jet destination / ©Shutterstock

As one of Asia’s hub cities and a frequent stopover for longer journeys, Singapore has grown increasingly popular with private flyers. Thanks to Singapore Changi Airport — regularly crowned the world’s best airport — the jet set regularly spends their time in Singapore.

In this small island nation, the airport lies just 30 minutes from the city center, and once in central Singapore, there’s plenty to do. Perhaps you’re looking for a thriving nightlife and bar scene, or some of the world’s best cuisine – Singapore has 55 Michelin-starred restaurants. Each year the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix is a major event, as private flyers arrive to watch the iconic night race.

From Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan and Australia all lie within reach, It is thanks to this that the destination continues to be particularly popular with Qatar Executive customers.

As a truly global charter service, Qatar Executive flies to all of these destinations, so the snowy peaks of St Moritz, the crystal waters of the Maldives and the bright lights of Singapore all lie within reach. Thanks to its extensive, wholly owned fleet of Gulfstream G650ER, even journeys between the farthest-flung destinations are possible. In fact, you could just line them all up and tick them off as part of your own global grand tour. When choosing to charter with Qatar Executive, it all becomes a possibility.

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