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FIFA World Cup: Demand for private jets from India soars

#FIFA World Cup: Demand for private jets from India soars

FIFA World Cup: Demand for private jets from India soars

As the FIFA World Cup draws closer, air charter sourcing businesses are booking corporate charter flights owned by high net worth individuals (HNIs) from India.

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From November 20 to December 18 of this year, it will take place in Qatar. According to official sources cited by ANI, India’s HNIs are expected to be extremely well-represented at the FIFA event in Qatar this year because charter flights are selling out largely despite being quite cheap.

An Indian high-net-worth individual chartered the fastest 30-seater charter plane to witness the FIFA World Cup matches in Qatar, an official stated on condition of anonymity. InstaCharter, a Delhi-based air charter sourcing provider, stated in a conversation that HNIs are interested in booking a private charter.

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The number of hotels in Qatar cannot accommodate the amount of FIFA tourists, so people are taking charters to watch the 90-minute match of the FIFA team so they may return the same day after the match. According to InstaCharter’s founder, “India’s ultra-high net worth individuals are under 40 and spend more on experiences than jewellery.”

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A typical 30-seater private charter flight from Delhi to Qatar (Doha) takes about 5 hours one way, and operators charge a round-trip ticket, which costs more if the aircraft is docked at the airport. Staff and fees are included Charges. A 30-seater aircraft should cost between INR 50 and 60 lakhs plus taxes for a round-trip to Doha, but due to increased demand and limited one-way supply, prices have recently climbed by 40 to 50 percent. From Mumbai, the cost is almost the same.

In addition, ahead of the Football World Cup in Doha, Tata Group-owned Air India announced the addition of 20 new weekly flights from Qatar (Doha) to key Indian cities Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

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