- Generation Amazing is the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s human and social programme
- The event coincided with the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™
DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was proud to be the Official Airline Partner of the Generation Amazing Youth Festival held in Qatar last week. The airline flew the youth ambassadors from all over the world to take part in the inaugural event.
Generation Amazing aims to inspire a generation of young leaders from Qatar and round the globe to make a difference in their communities. More than 170 youth participants from 12 countries (Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Nepal, Italy, Belgium, the UK and Brazil) participated.
Qatar Airways and Generation Amazing partner clubs AS Roma and KAS Eupen, along with the English Football Association and other football organisations were represented, along with Brazilian champions Flamengo, who reached the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™.
Key highlights included football for development workshops, football tournaments, activities led by youth ambassadors, celebrity footballer events and cultural performances. Participants attended the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ semi-final game between Liverpool FC and Monterrey CF, while a FIFA Legends day featured talks and a match between star players and the young leaders. Qatar Airways Capt. Khalifa Al Thani and Capt. Abdulrahman Al Mulla joined AS Roma and Brazil legend Cafu, who features in the airline’s recently launched on-board safety video, to present awards at the closing ceremony.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms Salam Al Shawa, said: “As an airline, Qatar Airways firmly believes in the power of sport to bring people together, and this festival has demonstrated that football has the ability to inspire today’s youth to make a difference. The Generation Amazing Youth Festival has been an exciting and engaging experience for all the youth participants and we look forward to many more Generation Amazing events in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.”
Generation Amazing’s Marketing and Communications Director, Ms Moza Al Mohannadi, said: “We are proud and excited to have hosted the very first edition of the Generation Amazing Festival and it has been most rewarding to observe youth from Qatar and across the world coming together to celebrate the power of football.”
Generation Amazing, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s human and social legacy programme, was initiated during Qatar’s successful bid for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in 2010. It uses the power of sport to positively impact lives and create sustainable social development in communities. More than 500,000 beneficiaries have been reached to date through Generation Amazing in the Middle East and Asia, with the aim of reaching one million young people by 2022.
Qatar Airways holds an extensive global sports portfolio, sponsoring top-level sporting events and some of the biggest football clubs around the world including AS Roma, Boca Juniors and FC Bayern Munich. As official FIFA partner, Qatar Airways sponsors the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, reflecting the values of sport as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s brand message – Going Places Together.
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 has added several exciting new destinations to its growing network this 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 along with 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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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways