National Airline of the State of Qatar Shares Fans’ Excitement and Friendly Spirit of Competition at the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Finale
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, congratulates Germany on winning the final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 which took place Sunday night in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Qatar Airways was announced as the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA in May, as part of a ground-breaking sponsorship lasting until 2022. Upcoming FIFA events sponsored by Qatar Airways will include both the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said “Qatar Airways is delighted to congratulate Germany on winning the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. As the Official Partner and Airline of FIFA, we understand the power of sport in bringing people together – something at the heart of our own philosophy and core values.
“We are proud to support major sporting clubs and world-class events around the globe, including the Formula E electric car races in Paris and New York and the Sydney Swans. And of course, we are tremendously excited about the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in our home country, the State of Qatar.”
As an Official Partner of FIFA, Qatar Airways will have extensive marketing and branding rights at the next two FIFA World Cups, with an expected audience reach of more than two billion people per tournament. It will also have visibility at competitions such as the FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups, the FIFA Futsal World Cup, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and the FIFA Interactive World Cup, the world’s largest online gaming tournament.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 211 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world, with 200 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. New destinations being launched in 2017 include Nice, France on 4 July; Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia on 17 July; and Sohar, Oman on 8 August.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its network in 2017/18, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sarajevo and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named Airline of the Year by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named World’s Best Business Class, Best Airline in the Middle East, and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. 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 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 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, 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 2018 and 2022 World Cups, as well as F.C. Barcelona, 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, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group
Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways