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The event will take place at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on Sunday 3 December
Qatar Airways proudly supports the arts through key global sponsorships such as this notable event honouring London's best theatre productions of 2017
DOHA, Qatar –Qatar Airways is proud to announce that it will be the official sponsor of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in the United Kingdom, an event presented annually to highlight outstanding achievements in London Theatre.
One of the most highly anticipated events of the London calendar, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards will this year be co-hosted by Cate Blanchett, American composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anna Wintour, alongside the owner of the London Evening Standard newspaper, Evgeny Lebedev.
The long-standing annual awards ceremony is now in its 63rd year and will this year take place on the 3 December at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This year, the awards consist of nine prizes including Best Actor and Best Actress and accolades for directing, designing, writing and individual productions, with winners in each category announced by the talented writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to take part in this year’s prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Awards. As one of the fastest growing global airlines, operating six flights a day to London’s Heathrow Airport and connecting to more than 150 destinations, Qatar Airways is well-positioned to offer its award-winning services to those attending this esteemed awards ceremony this year.
“Qatar Airways sponsors a number of key events throughout the calendar year, in support of both the arts and sporting events around the world. We are proud that this year, Qatar Airways will be visible at this memorable occasion in the United Kingdom, where we fly 144 times per week to and from Doha.”
Qatar Airways connects London to more than 150 destinations via its award-winning Hamad International Airport, and also offers seamless connecting flights from countries such as Japan, Singapore, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Now in its twentieth year of operations, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has a modern fleet of 206 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.
Earlier this year, Qatar Airways announced that it will launch direct daily flights to Cardiff on 1 May 2018. Alongside 84 weekly non-stop flights to and from London Heathrow, Qatar Airways currently serves Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh, with Cardiff to be the airline's fifth destination in the UK.
The current London route is served by an Airbus A380, Airbus A350, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 aircraft which features the new Qsuite Business Class seats, a new concept from the airline which brings a First Class experience to the Business Class cabin, including the industry’s first ever double bed in Business Class.
As well as enjoying unrivalled five-star service, premium customers can also be pampered with amenities from world-class brands such as BRIC’S, Nappa Dori, Monte Vibiano and The White Company. All passengers have access to the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One which offers up to 4,000 entertainment options.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar was announced in May as an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA as part of a ground-breaking sponsorship package lasting until 2022. Upcoming events sponsored by Qatar Airways will include the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar Airways currently holds the title of Airline of The Year as awarded by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards. In addition to 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.
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Notes to Editors:
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 St. Petersburg, Russia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Canberra, Australia 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, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747-8 freighter.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200