- More than 500 cars exhibited in the Domaine de Chantilly
- “Tribute to Bugatti” prize presented by Qatar Airways
Domaine de Chantilly, FRANCE, 2014-9-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Last Sunday, Qatar Airways, the only airline sponsor of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, welcomed classic car enthusiasts and collectors at the spectacular venue of the Château de Chantilly, in the Domaine de Chantilly, France.
Situated in spectacular gardens, the Château de Chantilly provided the perfect backdrop to classic car enthusiasts who had gathered to meet and view more than 500 cars on display.
The weekend also witnessed a classic car rally, during which cars competed in their respective categories, with Qatar Airways sponsoring the “Tribute to Bugatti” category. This category was so named as it was won by a Bugatti type 55 1933 Collection from the “Rev Institute for the Automotive Museum”.
The driver of this winning car was presented by Qatar Airways Country Manager, Mr. Eric Didier, with a pair of Business Class tickets, for travel to anywhere on the Qatar Airways’ global network of 144 destinations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said that the airline was pleased to be involved in this celebratory event where fine art, culture and automobiles are combined.
“As an airline, we take pride in being involved in the communities in which we serve. Supporting the cultural fabric of the destinations we fly to is about more than just offering an extensive network of routes; it is about building connections with the very people that live in the cities we serve,” he said.
Other activities taking place witnessed Richard Mille presenting 11 Concept-Cars, three as a World exclusive and one as a European exclusive. The Concours d’Elegance was also held alongside the classic Concours d’Etat, which gathers a hundred of the Most Beautiful Cars in the World, together with the Grand Prix des Clubs, rewarding the best displayed car.
More than 500 club cars were on display at the event, ranging from different editions of the Bugatti to Rolls-Royce, Delahaye, Facel Vega, Aston Martin, and Maserati which coincidentally is celebrating its centenary this year.
Qatar Airways has been serving France for the past 14 years and currently operates triple daily services non-stop from the airline’s hub in Doha.
The airline operates a mixture of Airbus A340s and Boeing 777s on the Paris – Doha route and will soon introduce the Airbus A380 super jumbo.
Notes to Editors:
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.
At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.