FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Demand for private jets from India soars

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Demand for private jets from India soars

The air charter sourcing companies are booking business charter planes owned by high net-worth Individuals (HNIs) from India as the FIFA world cup draws close.

It is scheduled to be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18 this year.

In spite of exorbitant deals, India’s HNIs are booking flights for the World Cup and are set for an unprecedented presence during the games. The chartered planes are mostly sold out.

An official on the condition of anonymity said that one of India’s High Networth Individuals booked the fastest 30-seater charter plane to witness the FIFA World Cup matches in Qatar.

he Delhi-based air charter sourcing company, in interaction with said that the HNIs are showing their interest in booking a private charter.

“This past month the maximum trip requests we have received are for Qatar and Dubai for FIFA matches,” ANI quoted Captain Abhishek Sinha, founder of Insta Charter as saying.

The country’s affluent class has increased the demand to book private charters for FIFA matches as the hotels queuing up are sold out in Qatar and the number of hotels available does not match the number of FIFA spectators.

Insta Charter is a global air charter sourcing platform to connect Operators and Brokers in the business air charter industry. Insta Charter confirmed to ANI that most of the prominent personalities who will be witnessing the FIFA match from India have booked their charters through Insta Charter.

“We can say this is indicative of the prominent presence of the who’s of the Indian business fraternity at the event but can’t say the name of our clients as per our privacy policy captain Sinha said,

People watching a 90-minute match of their favorite FIFA team are resorting to charters so that they can return after the match on the same day, as the number of hotels in Qatar is not enough for the number of visitors to FIFA.

Further charter sourcing company Insta Charter’s Founder reveals that…”India’s Ultra High Net Worth Individuals are under 40 and spend more on experiences than on Jewellery.”

Usually, private charters of 30 seater planes take around 5 hours for one-way to Qatar (Doha) from Delhi and the operators charge the cost as per two-way pricing that further increases the cost if it includes plane holding, airport fees, and crew charges.

“Two-way trip to Doha in a 30-seater plane should cost about INR 50 – 60 lacs + Taxes, which right now is even able to command a price increase of about 40-50 percent due to surging demand and lopsided supply. The cost is almost the same in Mumbai.

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

“The added capacity will cater to the surge in demand expected around the football extravaganza in Qatar scheduled in November and December 2022,” the airline said in a statement.

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