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Qatar Airways Commemorates the Prestigious HH The Amir Sword Festival as Official Airline Partner

DOHA, Qatar - The conclusion of the prestigious HH The Amir Sword Festival marks another spectacular display of horsemanship and camaraderie within the equestrian community, reaffirming Qatar's esteemed reputation as a host for world-class equine events. Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of the HH The Amir Sword Festival, extends its congratulations to the winning riders and their stallions who showcased exemplary skill and determination throughout the competition. The world-class festival was hosted by the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club at the Al Rayyan Racecourse from 15-17 February, and saw the highest number of international racehorses, with 26 races being run throughout the three days. Adding the signature Qatar Airways touch of class, the airline’s cabin crew were present during the prize distribution ceremony giving the winners a taste of the Qatar Airways world-renowned hospitality.

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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 was the first Airline in the Middle East to be certified to the highest level of IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme, based on recognised environmental management system principles (such as ISO 14001). As an inaugural signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, Qatar Airways became the first airline globally to be certified to the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.

Qatar Airways currently flies to nearly 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, the ‘World’s Best Airport’, as voted by Skytrax in 2021, 2022, and 2024. In 2024, Hamad International Airport also received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for 10 consecutive years, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second year in a row.

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