- World’s Best Airline delighted to be a part of the historic open, New Zealand’s first-ever LPGA Tour event
- Event to feature a USD $1.3 million prize purse
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways, a supporter of premier sporting events around the globe, has signed on to become the Official Airline for three editions of the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. The event features a USD $1.3 million prize purse and will mark the first ever LPGA Tour event to take place in New Zealand.
As part of this sponsorship, Qatar Airways will have extensive marketing and branding rights at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, with millions of overseas spectators expected to tune in from 28 September to 1 October 2017, when the Open takes place at the spectacular Windross Farm golf course in Ardmore, south of the Auckland central business district.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is proud to lend our support to the historic MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open. As a major global sporting partner, we see sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of our own brand message – Going Places Together. It has been eight months since Qatar Airways began operating the world’s longest flight from Auckland, and we have been welcomed with open arms by Kiwi travellers. The MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open is our opportunity to support the city of Auckland as the world’s golfing finest come to play.”
Tournament Director of the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, Mr. Michael Goldstein, said: “It was serendipitous timing that Qatar Airways, a passionate sponsor of global sporting events, launched in New Zealand in the year of the first-ever LPGA Tour event in New Zealand. We are thrilled to partner with Qatar Airways as our Official Airline of the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, and hope that many of their passengers experience seeing the world’s best in our backyard.”
Today’s announcement builds on Qatar Airways’ sponsorship strategy of supporting a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Besides the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open, Qatar Airways is a proud partner of the Sydney Swans in Australia and the Formula E electric car races in Paris and New York, among others. Qatar Airways is also the official FIFA partner of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups to be held in Russia and Qatar respectively.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world, with 200 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
The airline has launched many exciting new destinations in 2017, including Nice, France; Dublin, Republic of Ireland and Kyiv, Ukraine, among others. Cities including Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Canberra, Australia, are just some of the destinations that will soon join the airline’s extensive global network, providing even more leisure and business travel options for passengers.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sarajevo and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named Airline of the Year by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named World’s Best Business Class, Best Airline in the Middle East, and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. 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 150 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, 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 2018 and 2022 World Cups, 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, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters and 12 Boeing 777 freighters.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
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