Formula E event in Paris will be named the “2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix”
Electric street racing series to touchdown in Paris and Brooklyn, New York, this summer
The national carrier of the State of Qatar will be named the official airline partner of the highly anticipated Paris ePrix, as well as the title sponsor of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix which will take place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital on 20 May.
The airline will also be named the official airline partner of the first-ever New York City ePrix taking place in Red Hook, Brooklyn on 15-16 July 2017.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to be named the official airline partner of the Formula E electric car races in Paris and New York. We are very pleased to be able to support this environmentally-friendly sport that promotes the latest technological innovations in producing alternative energy solutions for electric cars. Qatar Airways is committed to promoting the importance of sports in bringing people together through our many partnerships, such as this one with Formula E, as well as those with F.C. Barcelona and Al Ahli Saudi F.C.”
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “It’s fantastic news that Qatar Airways is joining the electric street racing series as race title partner of Paris and official airline partner for two of the flagship events on the Formula E calendar in Paris and New York. This partnership continues to show the growth of the series on a global scale; we are working closely with distinguished companies in a variety of industries and fields all over the world. I’m delighted to add Qatar Airways to the growing list of partners joining Formula E, demonstrating arguably the best partnership portfolio of any sporting platform.”
Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of many sporting events, including the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Qatar Total Open, as well as being the official sponsor of F.C. Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi F.C. The airline is also widely regarded as having one of the most modern and energy efficient fleets in the sky.
Qatar Airways, widely recognised as a leader in innovation and technology in the aviation industry, recently unveiled its new business class seat “Qsuite” at ITB Berlin. The airline also announced the launch of its new redesigned website, as well as introducing high-speed broadband that will offer the same connectivity speed on board as on the ground, in partnership with Inmarsat (GX Aviation).
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 fast 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 197 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
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 3,000 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 sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC 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 more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 197 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
SOURCE: Qatar Airways
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