Qatar Airways the Main Partner of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair

  • Award-winning airline celebrates art as a universal language with the power to bring people together
  • Qatar Airways operates triple-daily flights to Moscow and daily flights to St. Petersburg

DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to be the Main Partner of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, taking place this week in Moscow from 6-9 September. This collaboration is one of many between the State of Qatar and Russia, who are this year jointly celebrating the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018, and highlights the airline’s belief in art as a universal language with the power to unite people across cultures.

This year’s event features a special exhibition entitled ‘What We are Made Of’ showcasing the work of pioneering Qatari artists using a variety of materials, including dried palm leaf, wood, steel, aluminum and concrete. The second portion of the exhibition will feature a selection of sculptures and installations by leading contemporary Qatari female artists.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to be the Main Partner of the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair taking place in the beautiful city of Moscow this week. As an airline, we believe that art is a universal language, with the power to unite people from different communities, and an important element in connecting societies. Our five-year partnership with the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, which was signed in March 2018, is an important part of our celebration of the Year Of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018. We look forward to celebrating this important event on the international art calendar and to bringing more travellers to Russia.”

Launched in 2010, by art historian, young Russian artists’ patron and collector Margarita Pushkina, the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair aims to unite the Russian contemporary art market by bringing together Russian and International collectors, galleries and artists. The event is Russia’s only international art fair, taking place every September with its own place on the international art calendar.

The Founding Director of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and Founder of Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art, Ms. Margarita Pushkina, said:  “We are honoured to contribute to the process of strengthening cultural dialogue between Qatar and Russia and to introduce Cosmoscow guests to the work of important Qatari artists. I am extremely grateful to our Main Partner Qatar Airways and curator Reem Fadda for making this first exhibition of Qatari contemporary art in Russia possible.”

Qatar Airways is renowned for is celebration of the arts, seen most notably at its home and hub, Hamad International Airport, which features many unique artistic installations such as the symbolic Lamp Bear by the Swiss artist Urs Fischer and the more recent installation by the French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, entitled Cosmos: a representation of the globe echoing the paths of the travellers around the planet.

Qatar Airways reaffirmed its commitment to Russia last year, with the launch of direct flights to St. Petersburg. In addition to the daily flights to Russia’s cultural capital, Qatar Airways also operates three daily flights between Moscow and Doha.

In May 2017, the award-winning airline announced its sponsorship with FIFA as the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA until 2022. The airline recently saw the conclusion of a very successful FIFA 2018 World Cup RussiaTM, an event which united fans from around the world through a shared love of football.

The airline’s cargo division offers more than 125 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity each week from the Russian cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow. Qatar Airways Cargo has special solutions in place for the transportation of art shipments, ensuring precious and priceless art pieces are transported with care and precision. The cargo carrier offers scheduled as well as charter services for a wide variety of products to a global network.

Qatar’s national carrier won four prestigious awards at this year’s 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards, being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the sixth time and third consecutive year; ‘Best Airline In The Middle East’, ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations in line with its expedited expansion plans, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.

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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 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘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 more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200

Source: Qatar Airways