- The FIFA Women’s World CupTM saw the USA play the Netherlands in the finals
- The award-winning carrier is an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA through to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
- Qatar Airways celebrates a successful collaboration while also flying FIFA Women’s World CupTM fans to France from more than 160 destinations around the globe
DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, congratulates the USA on the outstanding win of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019TM, following a month of football excitement throughout France. The final took place in Lyon, France on Sunday 7 July 2019, with medals and individual player awards presented by Qatar Airways cabin crew.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Women’s football is bigger than ever before, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ is the place where the hopes and dreams of many fans and supporters come true. I would like to congratulate Team USA on their win against Team Netherlands. We now look forward with tremendous anticipation to 2022, when a FIFA World Cup will be hosted in our home country, Qatar. As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we could not be more proud as we prepare to welcome fans to our home and host city, Doha.”
In May the airline issued a new marketing campaign film supporting the competition, capturing the excitement of fans all over the world who will be watching the tournament as well as the thousands travelling to France to cheer their national team. The innovative film features a mother telling her daughter a wonderful bedtime story. It is a ﬂight of imagination, in which she describes an amazing new land where women’s football reigns, where players rule and fans from many nations gather to cheer. By the ﬁlm’s end, we realise that mother and daughter are in fact onboard a Qatar Airways aircraft ﬂying to the very destination she has been describing: a magical land, where the story of women’s football comes alive.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “The spirit of the game was alive and well in this FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. The final match between Team USA and Team Netherlands had us on our feet with excitement; it was a sight to see. I want to congratulate the USA for their exceptional performance and commend them for showing young women and girls everywhere the heights that you can reach. We are incredibly proud to be the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, and are looking forward to FIFA World Cup 2022™.”
On top of Qatar winning the bid for the FIFA World Cup 2022TM in May 2017, the award-winning airline announced its ground-breaking sponsorship deal with FIFA, which saw it become an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA until 2022. The agreement also sees Qatar Airways become the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the FIFA eWorld Cup, and the FIFA Women’s World CupTM.
The airline’s partnerships build on its existing sponsorship strategy for the most popular sport in the world; as evident with its commitment to clubs in its own backyard and around the world. In 2018 Qatar Airways signed a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, making the award-winning airline an FC Bayern München platinum partner until June 2023. The airline also has multi-year sponsorship agreements with Italian football club AS Roma, for which it will become the Official Jersey Sponsor through the 2020-21 season; and with Argentinian football club Boca Juniors, for which it will become the Official Jersey Sponsor through the 2021-22 season.
In 2019, Qatar Airways has become the first airline to win the ‘World’s Best Airline’ for five times and within a short period with the other times it has won; showing the airline constancy in providing the best for its passengers. The award was presented at the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business class’ for the fourth successive year, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ for the third successive year, and with Qsuite the ‘World’s Best Business Class Seats’.
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. Qatar Airways has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia, to name just a few. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia to its extensive route network in the second half of 2019.
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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 Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia; and will add Langkawi, Malaysia, later in 2019.
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, 16 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
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