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Qatar Amiri Flight is a VIP airline owned and operated by the government of Qatar. It operates worldwide charters on demand and caters exclusively to the royal family of Qatar and other VIP government staff. The vast majority of its fleet is painted in the standard livery of the commercial flag carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways.

Qatar Amiri Flight
IATA ICAO Callsign
- QAF AMIRI
Founded1977
HubsDoha International Airport
Fleet size14
DestinationsWorldwide on demand
Parent companyGovernment of Qatar
HeadquartersDoha, Qatar
Websitehttp://www.amiriflight.gov.qa/

Qatar's emir gifted a Boeing 747-8 private jet to Turkey in September 2018.[1]

Qatar Amiri Flight Airbus A340-200 landing in Zurich
A Qatar Amiri Flight A320, prior to delivery at Toulouse Airport.

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FleetEdit

The Qatar Amiri Flight fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[2]

Qatar Amiri Flight Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100/ACJ 3
Airbus A320-200 1
Airbus A320-200/ACJ 2
Airbus A330-200 2
Airbus A340-200 1
Airbus A340-300 1
Airbus A340-500 1
Boeing 747-8/BBJ 2 1[3]
Total 13 1

Other aircraft operated on behalf of Amiri flight, but not part of the fleet, are one Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express and a Qatar Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Both aircraft are in Qatar Airways livery.

Previously operated aircraftEdit

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Airbus A310-300 2 1998 2018 One disposed to Pakistan Air Force
Boeing 707-320 Unknown 1977 1999 Caught fire in a hanger in Duabi International Airport
Boeing 737-800/BBJ2 1 2008 2010 Sold to the Moroccan Government
Boeing 747SP 1 1996 2000 Sold to the Yemeni Government

Though not part of Amiri fleet, a Boeing 747SP and 747-8i were operated for Qatar's former ruler till 2017 and sold in 2018, both were registered in the Caribbean. The 747-8i was also the first aircraft of the model type to be delivered by Boeing to a customer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qatar's emir 'gives Boeing 747 private jet to Turkey'". BBC News. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 29.
  3. ^ "Production List Search".

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