Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways has announced that it will be sponsoring the 2005 Qatar Open golf tournament, which takes place at the Doha Golf Club from January 27 to 28.
Qatar Golf Association Vice President and Chairman & Director of the tournament committee of 2005 Qatar Open Golf Championship Mubarak Al Mohannadi and Qatar Airways’ Sales Manager – Qatar, Atef Faraj announced today that Qatar Airways would be the official airline for the 2005 Qatar Open.
“Qatar Airways is pleased to be named as official airline for the 2005 Qatar Open, and pleased that we can make a contribution to this important event,” said Faraj.
“The 2005 Qatar Open will attract more than 132 players on the European and Asian Tour golf circuits.
“At this stage players like Ross Bain and Dean Robertson, together with 23 other professionals and 109 amateurs, have confirmed to play.
“The players will be coming from all over the world to represent 23 countries which include New Zealand, Australia, England, the US, South Africa, Canada, and France.
The event will provide the opportunity to showcase Qatar as an emerging Gulf State capable of offering world-class sporting facilities and venues.
“Qatar Airways is proud to be the title sponsor of this event, which is taking place at the highly regarded championship course at the Doha Golf Club,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
“Qatar Airways is pleased that it is able to provide its continuing support to sporting events, such as the 2005 Qatar Open, as part of our commitment towards community events taking place in Doha and around the Gulf,” added Al Baker.
The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on the evening of Friday 28th January 2005.
Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2010, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
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