Sam Bird is winner of the 2017 Formula E race in New York City, which took place July 15-16 in Brooklyn, New York
Qatar Airways celebrated 10 years of flying to New York last month
Airline to bring award-winning Qsuite Business Class seat to New York this autumn
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the official airline sponsor of the electric street racing series Formula E, is delighted to congratulate Sam Bird, the winner of the 2017 New York City ePrix, held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on July 15-16, 2017.
The airline was also the title sponsor of the successful 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, which took place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital in May, 2017.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “As the official airline sponsor of the New York City ePrix, we are delighted to congratulate both the race’s winner, Sam Bird and Formula E for hosting such an exciting and successful event in New York, a key destination for us. We are delighted to have celebrated our 10-year anniversary of flying to New York last month by displaying our trademark colours on the iconic Empire State Building.
“And we are tremendously excited to be bringing our award-winning new ‘Qsuite’ Business Class seat to New York this autumn, a product which truly sets a new industry standard by bringing First Class to Business Class.”
Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together. These new features provide the ultimate customisable travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs.
As a key partner of the New York City ePrix, Qatar Airways provided select invited VIP guests a First Class experience at the EMOTION Club in the eVillage event space.
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the world’s most iconic cities, including Hong Kong, Marrakech, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions.
Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of numerous sporting events, including the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Qatar Total Open; as well as being an official FIFA partner and the official sponsor of the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The airline has a long history of having one of the most modern and energy efficient fleets in the sky; combining speed, efficiency and distance.
As the 2017 Skytrax winner of Airline of the Year, World’s Best Business Class, Best Airline in the Middle East, and Best First Class Airline Lounge, Qatar Airways continues to deliver award-winning service across all cabins to the USA and beyond. In addition to ten years of service to New York and Washington, D.C., Qatar Airways currently serves Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia. The airline has announced plans to launch service to San Francisco in 2018.
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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 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 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 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, 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, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200