Qatar Airways will be the Official Airline Partner of the Qatar Goodwood Festival
DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) for a further three years. This partnership will enable Qatar Airways to continue its sponsorship of three prestigious horse racing events, HH The Amir Sword Festival in Qatar, Qatar Goodwood Festival in the United Kingdom and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France.
The HH The Amir Sword Festival is the pinnacle of horseracing in Qatar and the region with a wide range of runners from Qatar and overseas competing every year. The three-day mega event is is renowned as an integrated racing festival, involving both pure Arabians and thoroughbreds. The Qatar Goodwood Festival and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe are two of the highlights of the flat-racing season.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is proud to renew its Partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club for a further three years. This partnership will enable Qatar Airways to continue to support some of the most significant global events on the horse racing calendar.
“Qatar Airways Cargo has a long history of providing world-class service when transporting horses around the world through our state-of-the-art live animal cargo terminal at Hamad International Airport. Through this partnership we are excited to continue showcasing our award winning products in both passenger and cargo services.”
QREC Chairman, His Excellency Issa bin Mohammed Al-Mohannadi, said: “We are pleased to renew this partnership with a leader in air transport such as Qatar Airways. Our partnership with Qatar Airways was key to QREC’s sponsorship of the Qatar Goodwood Festival in the United Kingdom, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France and the Salon du Cheval in Morocco last year. In addition, Qatar Airways will be playing a prominent role in the HH The Amir Sword Festival, transporting horses from around the world to Doha, to compete in the prestigious races run at the QREC Al-Rayyan Park every year.”
Under the recently signed agreement, Qatar Airways will be the Official Airline Partner of the 2019, 2020 and 2021 renewals of the QREC-sponsored Qatar Goodwood Festival and Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The 2019 edition of the Qatar Goodwood Festival was held at Goodwood racecourse, UK, between 30 July and 3 August. The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be staged at its home the Paris Longchamp racecourse and its events will culminate with the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Qatar Arabian World Cup races on Sunday, 6 October.
Qatar Airways will also maintain its role as the Official Airline Partner of the HH The Amir Sword Festival in 2020 and 2021.
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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, 17 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
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