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Qatar Airways Renews Longstanding Partnership with FIFA, Extending Through to 2030

The renewed collaboration will include the FIFA World Cup 26™, FIFA Women's World Cup 2027™, and FIFA World Cup 2030™, as well as youth tournaments starting with FIFA U-17 World Cup™ in Indonesia

Qatar Airways, a top-tier FIFA Partner since 2017, announce their partnership as FIFA’s Global Airline Partner on the one year anniversary of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™


DOHA, Qatar – One year from the unforgettable FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, Qatar Airways is delighted to announce the renewal of its longstanding partnership with FIFA until 2030, as the Global Airline Partner.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer joined FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, for the signing ceremony on the one year anniversary of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. The extended partnership was announced at the award-winning, Hamad International Airport, against the backdrop of the airline’s Boeing 787-8, as well as the Airbus A350-900.


The agreement will cover significant FIFA tournaments, including the FIFA World Cup 26™, FIFA Women's World Cup 2027™, and the FIFA World Cup 2030™, as well as all youth men's and women's tournaments, commencing with the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ in Indonesia.


Since May 2017, Qatar Airways has been an integral part of FIFA's global initiatives, and with this renewed partnership, will continue to play a vital role in the development of football worldwide.


The announcement comes on the heels of the immense success of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which captivated audiences around the globe with its incredible stadia, unmatched hospitality, and pure on-the-pitch drama – culminating in a Final for the ages.


As FIFA’s Global Airline Partner, Qatar Airways will be able to engage with fans on a deeper level, both at the tournaments and through various digital platforms.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: "We are excited to extend our partnership with FIFA as the Global Airline Partner. As an airline, we are committed to connecting the world, and this partnership allows us to reach millions of football fans. Football has the power to unite people across cultures and continents, and we are proud to continue to be part of this incredible journey. We eagerly anticipate the upcoming tournaments and look forward to creating unforgettable experiences for fans around the world."


FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, said: “Today I am very proud to announce the renewal of our partnership between Qatar Airways and FIFA. It is a great partnership that has brought a lot of success to FIFA, and of course as well to Qatar Airways.”


“My thanks to Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, the GCEO, and to the whole fantastic team of Qatar Airways. One year after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, here we are again to celebrate.”

As Qatar Airways takes the next step in its FIFA partnership, the airline is thrilled to announce that football fans will soon have facilitated access to exclusive travel packages including match tickets, flights, and accommodation for select FIFA tournaments, through a dedicated Qatar Airways platform.

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About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class Lounge and World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022). As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was recently voted the world’s best airline website by World Travel Tech Awards.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.

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