The five-star carrier will also be the Official Airline Partner for the Rome and Berlin E-Prix taking place this spring
Airline is the title sponsor of the New York City E-Prix for the first time in 2018
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has enhanced its highly-successful sponsorship of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship electric street racing series. The new three-season deal, announced at a press conference in Doha today, sees Qatar Airways continue its title sponsorship of the Paris E-Prix, which takes place on 28 April after the tremendously successful 2017 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix last year, as well as now being title sponsor of the New York City E-Prix, which takes place on 14-15 July.
The enhanced partnership also means Qatar Airways will become the Official Airline Partner for the Rome E-Prix on April 14, and the Berlin E-Prix, on 19 May this year.
The enhancement of the airline’s Formula E partnership comes after the tremendously successful 2017 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix, which took place in the French capital last May, and the first-ever New York City E-Prix in July 2017, where Qatar Airways was the Official Airline Partner.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As an airline which is always ahead of the curve and driven to innovate, it makes perfect sense for us to expand our partnership for flagship events this season as the Official Airline Partner of the future of motor racing, through Formula E. With its ability to deliver thrilling racing events using the very latest environmentally-friendly technology, Formula E has demonstrated that this incredible sport is continuing to set the pace and win more new fans wherever their races take place. We are delighted to continue our support, and as an airline are committed to bringing people together through sport around the world.”
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Formula-E, Mr. Alejandro Agag, said: “After another enthralling season last year, we are delighted that Qatar Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to Formula E by extending its partnership and becoming race title partner of not only the Paris E-Prix, but for this season, the New York City E-Prix as well. Our shared passion to strive for excellence and innovation will once again see the series make history in the some of the world’s most recognisable cities – thanks to the support of Qatar Airways in helping us go places together.”
Qatar Airways believes in the power of sport to bring people together, and sponsors many top-level sports around the world. As well as sponsoring Formula E, Qatar Airways is also the 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 Qatar™.
As an airline renowned for its dedication to innovation, Qatar Airways proudly flies one of the youngest fleets in the skies, featuring the world’s most technologically-advanced aircraft. Qatar Airways operates more than 200 modern aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is continuing its ambitious expansion plans, and will launch a host of exciting new destinations in 2018, including Penang, Malaysia; Canberra, Australia; and Cardiff, U.K., to name just a few.
As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2017 by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national flag carrier also won a raft of other major awards at last year’s 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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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