- Airline backed the event that took place at the Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha from 20 – 22 February 2020
- Partnership adds to Qatar Airways’ commitment to supporting its local festivities
DOHA, Qatar, 2020-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was delighted to be the Official Airline Sponsor of the H.H. the Amir Sword Festival for yet another year. The festival brought some spectacular performance from all participants together with some of the world’s finest thoroughbred and Arabian horses who competed for the esteemed H.H. the Amir Sword title.
Qatar Airways cabin crew were present at the Main Draw on 20 February at Qatar National Museum and presented the winners’ trophies at the award ceremonies on the following days. The event was free for everyone who wished to attend and enjoy the thrilling races.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is proud to have sponsored the H.H. the Amir’s Sword Festival that showcased impressive fortitude and effort from all the participants. It is a privilege to promote a contest with healthy competitive practices that is open to all.
“We are constantly aiming to boost our global sporting sponsorship portfolio, and this partnership is just one more example of our commitment to bringing people together through sport. There will be numerous exciting events coming to Qatar soon, so stay tuned for more information.”
More than 25 horses from all over the world were flown to Doha on board Qatar Airways Cargo freighters via the carrier’s QR Live services. The cargo carrier provides world-class service for the transportation of horses on board its modern fleet of Boeing 747-8, Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 freighters, with controlled temperature zones, comfortable and spacious horse stalls, and seats for grooms on board the freighters. The animals are well looked after on the ground as well to ensure the finest comfort and welfare throughout their entire journey. The state-of-the-art Live Animal Centre at Hamad International Airport offers a spacious 4,200 square metre air-conditioned live animal facility with special features including dedicated holding areas for various animals, horse stalls, 24/7 dedicated expert animal health care services, as well as a walking yard and paddock.
Qatar Airways will host the upcoming first edition of the Qatar Airways International Football Tournament, which will see top National teams compete. The roster for the tournament includes Belgium, Croatia, Portugal and Switzerland. The airline is also proud to sponsor premier sporting clubs around the world, including leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, Italian football club AS Roma, France’s most successful football club Paris Saint-Germain and Argentinian club Boca Juniors. In addition, Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of CONMEBOL professional football competitions across South America, including the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores, Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana and the CONMEBOL Recopa.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by the 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. It 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.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 170 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, Philippines; Lyon, France; Trabzon, Turkey; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Luanda, Angola to its extensive 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 will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2020, including Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, Philippines; Lyon, France; Trabzon, Turkey; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Luanda, Angola.
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.
Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.
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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways