Though having joined the royal family since 2012, this flying mansion had been not in used till 2015 due to tremendous upgrades to the interior which turns out a luxury hotel instead.
The royal jet gift can be seen as a thank-you from the Qatari ruler to Turkey
Though only flying the Boeing 747-8 for 403.2 hours since then, Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Al Thani, the Qatari ruler, decided to put it on sale this August with a price tag of £500m (~N260b).
When aware of the interest from the Turkish government of the royal jet, Tamim didn’t take long to decide this would be a gift to the Turkish government.
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The Boeing 747-8 now comes with the TC-TRK registered number
The gift was taken seriously and it was now coated in white and red paint characteristic of Turkey. To make it the most Turkish, it now comes with a big star and crescent on its belly and ‘Republic of Turkey’ on the side.
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Of course, its registered number took a swap as well, no longer VQ-BSK but now TC-TRK.
What you can look inside this former royal jet is what normal people will never dream of seeing once. All the lounges, dining rooms, and bedrooms are well-equipped with painted luxury blue, gold, and white. Also, there’s a surgical room ready to handle minor emergency accidents.
When aware of the interest from the Turkish government of the royal jet, Tamim didn’t take long to decide this would be a gift to the Turkish government
The occupants are given the comfort at their best with the total amount of up to 10 toilets and bathrooms.
The royal jet gift can be seen as a thank-you from the Qatari ruler to Turkey for supporting this country in baffling chaos between it and Saudi Arabia.
What’s more, the Qatari ruler deemed to invest $15b (~5.8k billion) in Turkey in the hope of pull Ankara out of its financial crisis.
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