DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of the United Rugby Championship (URC), concluded its participation in the 2023 season at the URC Grand Final on 27 May, congratulating Munster at DHL Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.
The clash in Cape Town represented the pinnacle of elite club rugby. To further celebrate the match, the airline launched a social media contest where winners were invited to experience Qatar Airways’ best-in-class service via VIP hospitality tickets, and were gifted a signed Munster jersey. Additionally, Qatar Airways offered attending rugby fans a discount of up to 15 per cent on flights upon joining the airline’s Privilege Club.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: "As a proud partner of the United Rugby Championship, we are committed to enhancing the rugby experience for fans worldwide. Rugby is a globally beloved sport, and we are excited to provide more opportunities for fans to witness their favourite teams in action. Our growing partnership with the United Rugby Championship underscores our dedication to promoting the sport and creating unforgettable moments for rugby enthusiasts."
In partnership with URC, the airline connected two hemispheres by helping fans travel to the URC Grand Final, facilitating global connections through the power of sport. Qatar Airways' new partnership with URC has proven immense success – elevating the league's global presence and fostering unparalleled growth opportunities for rugby enthusiasts worldwide.
In South Africa, the airline offers 10 weekly flights to Cape Town, as well as 21 weekly flights to Johannesburg, and four connecting flights from Johannesburg to Durban, bringing the total number to 31 weekly flights connecting passengers to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways as a brand is committed to supporting sports globally, helping fans travel to their favourite events around the world. The airline is the Official Airline of Formula 1®, Paris-Saint Germain, FC Bayern, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, CONCACAF, the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Series, the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) and GKA Kite World Tour, and multiple other disciplines including Australian football, basketball, equestrian, motor racing, squash, and tennis.
With the largest global network in the region and the Best Airport in the Middle East offering seamless and efficient connectivity to destinations across the world, Qatar Airways continues to lead the recovery of international air travel.