DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is proud to be the official airline sponsor of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations, which recognise the most talented actors within the popular Indian film fraternity. The 17th edition of the awards, which honour excellence in Indian cinema across a global stage, will take place in Madrid between 23 – 27 June.
To celebrate this sponsorship, Qatar Airways is offering an exclusive promotion for those travelling to Madrid to attend IIFA 2016. Special promotional discounts will be offered on flights booked before 26 June for a travel period until 6 July. Passengers can benefit from this special discount by making their booking through qatarairways.com/iifa2016-es and by entering the promotional code “MADIIFA16”.
Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations, spanning six continents, puts Madrid and IIFA within easy reach for film fans and travellers from around the globe. The award ceremony will be attended by Indian and International movie legends, notable guests and dignitaries from across India as well as the world's media.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Europe, Mr. Jonathan Harding said: “We are delighted to be partnering with IIFA to promote this event around the world, to every destination we serve. This partnership truly reflects our core brand value of Going Places Together.
“The popularity of Indian cinema has grown exponentially over the years, reflected in the scale and extravaganza of the IIFA awards. As one of the fastest growing global airlines, operating two flights a day to Madrid and connecting to more than 150 destinations, Qatar Airways is well-positioned to offer its award-winning services to those attending the IIFA awards this year.”
Together Madrid and IIFA 2016 are getting ready to present guests with an incredible combination of India and Spain – two of the world’s most richly diverse countries and cultures. Popular Bollywood stars Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor will be hosting the IIFA awards this year, and the event will also feature spectacular performances from leading stars Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha and Tiger Shroff.
Qatar Airways connects 13 destinations in India to Madrid via Doha and also offers seamless connecting flights from countries with large Indian communities such as the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, Canada, South Africa and Australia.
Passengers travelling to Madrid will enjoy a quick and convenient transfer at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, one of the world’s top 10 best airports. Within HIA, Qatar Duty Free offers travellers one of the most diverse travel retail and dining options available globally, combined with unique services such as an airport hotel, swimming pool and spa.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 185 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
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.
In 2015 Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects 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 cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 185 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, nine Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
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