- Qatar Airways is sponsor of the five-time European champions
- The German football champions held their winter training in Doha for the tenth consecutive year
DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — FC Bayern München men’s senior team spent last week in Qatar at their annual winter training camp. The German champions were based at the Aspire Academy in Doha from 4 to 10 January and utilised its world-class facilities in preparation for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season, when they will challenge for the Bundesliga title, DFB Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Qatar Airways is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the five-time European champions whose stars include among others current French World Cup winners Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso and Lucas Hernandez, Germany’s world champions of 2014 Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Jérôme Boateng as well as international top stars such as Philippe Coutinho, along with Robert Lewandowski who stars in the Qatar Airways in-flight safety video. The world’s number one airline became Platinum Sponsor of FC Bayern in 2018, securing a long-term partnership with the Bundesliga club, further adding to its impressive portfolio of global sport alliances.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to have welcomed the most decorated German football club, FC Bayern München, to Doha. We are dedicated to being associated with top global names in football such as FC Bayern, who consistently demonstrate an ambition to be the best. The world-class sport facilities available here in Doha, coupled with the warm Qatar hospitality, make it the perfect winter destination for many top European football clubs.”
During the club’s visit, the airline invited children from the Qatar Cancer Society to meet the football stars on the sidelines of their training session. Additionally, two lucky, lifelong FC Bayern München fans from Germany were granted VIP access to meet the club’s players after winning an all-expenses paid trip to Doha courtesy of Qatar Airways.
On 20 January, Bayern München’s women’s senior team will also travel to Doha to start its winter preparation for the current campaign at Aspire Academy. Qatar Airways supports the women’s winter camp of FC Bayern, which will include social activities such as girls practise sessions delivered by FC Bayern coaches to promote grassroots sport.
The national carrier of Qatar is a strong advocate for global sport, with Qatar having hosted several high profile events recently, including the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM, the Arabian Gulf Cup Qatar 2019 and the IAAF Athletics Championship. Qatar will again host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2020 ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. Furthermore, Qatar Airways’ football partnerships include long-term agreements with Italian football giants, AS Roma; Belgian top division club, K.A.S. Eupen; and Boca Juniors, Argentina’s most successful club.
Qatar Airways has been serving the people of Germany for over 20 years. The carrier now operates 35 weekly flights between Doha and Germany – double daily non-stop to Munich and Frankfurt – as well as daily non-stop to Berlin, providing onward connections to more than 95 destinations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline added several exciting new destinations to its growing network last year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; Langkawi, Malaysia; and Gaborone, Botswana. The airline will add Luanda, Angola; Osaka, Japan; Dubrovnik, Croatia and Santorini, Greece to its extensive route network in 2020.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 21 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
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Source: Qatar Airways