Football fans urged to book now to secure top travel packages for this year’s biggest global sporting event
Exclusive Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages include flights, hotels and official match tickets, offering the ultimate FIFA World Cup™ experience
DOHA, Qatar – With exclusive travel packages offered by Qatar Airways and Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of Qatar Airways Group, selling fast, football fans are urged to book now to secure the experience of a lifetime.
Scores of incredible travel packages, which include flights, hotels and official match tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, have already been snapped up for the global tournament, which takes place from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
Millions will be watching on television but only a relatively few lucky fans will experience the thrill of football’s most exciting tournament live. Football fans still have until 31 January 2018 to secure their preferred travel package, with Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages still available for Group matches as well as the Semi-Final and Final for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, by visiting: www.qrfootballpackages.com.
Members of Qatar Airways' frequent flyer programme, Privilege Club, also have the chance to begin planning their FIFA trip with exclusive travel packages designed to ensure they receive the ultimate FIFA experience. This follows Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club being named the Official Frequent Flyer Programme for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Members can book their travel packages by visiting: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/Privilege-Club/football-packages.html.
An extensive range of travel package options are being offered by Qatar Airways Holidays, designed to make the most highly-anticipated sporting event of the year the easiest to participate in. A specially designed and intuitive booking platform features an easy to understand online brochure, providing details of all available travel packages, clear prices and what they include. Prices vary depending on match ticket category, chosen hotel type and flight origin. Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages for key group stage games and the final phases are available to buy on a first-come, first-served basis and can be bought until 31 January 2018.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Millions of people are expected to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ matches on television. But nothing beats being there in person and only Qatar Airways Holidays can offer unbeatable travel packages to give you that ultimate FIFA World Cup™ experience.
“We have made it even easier to get to the games in Russia, thanks to new direct daily flights to St. Petersburg as well as now offering three services a day to the Russian capital, Moscow. As the Official Airline of FIFA, we at Qatar Airways believe sport brings people together. We are keen to ensure that football fans can book our amazing FIFA World Cup™ experiences and get closer to the action thanks to our expanding global network via our state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport.”
Qatar Airways recently launched flights to the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg, on 19 December 2017, doubling the number of Russian routes operated by the five-star carrier. Qatar Airways now operates its daily St. Petersburg service with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class. Travellers who book their match packages with Qatar Airways will also enjoy the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One.
Named the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, Qatar Airways is preparing to launch scores of exciting new destinations in 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Alongside 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Qatar Airways is Official Airline Partner of FIFA, which includes 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Club World Cup™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar™. Qatar Airways will have extensive marketing and branding rights at the next two FIFA World Cups, with an expected audience reach of billions of people per tournament.
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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 Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 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 more than 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 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