Qatar Airways is delighted to be an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA as part of a ground-breaking new partnership that will see the award-winning airline support upcoming FIFA events which will include the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and of course the highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar.
This partnership builds on the global airline’s ongoing support for major sporting events around the world.
As a carrier that is proud to connect people from around the globe, Qatar Airways understands the power of sport in bringing people together in the spirit of friendly competition. FIFA is a natural partner for Qatar Airways ahead of the highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup™, which will be proudly held in the airline’s home country, the State of Qatar.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world, celebrating 20 years of ‘Going Places Together’ with travellers this year, with 200 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Exciting new destinations being launched during 2017/2018 include Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Skopje; Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, U.S. and Santiago, Chile.
This year Qatar Airways scored top place in the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards to be named Airline of the Year. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been globally recognised as the world’s best airline. As well as being voted Best Airline by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance, which was confirmed as top of the league of airline alliances, after being named as Best Airline Alliance for the seventh time at the 2017 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) convention. Qatar Airways was also the first Gulf carrier to join oneworld, enabling its passengers to enjoy improved connections between its 14 member airlines, across more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ award-winning 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.