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Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Partner of Premier Padel

Qatar Airways becomes the new ‘Title Sponsor’, ‘Tour Finals Title Sponsor’ and ‘Official Airline Partner’ of Premier Padel

Multi-year partnership will see Official tour renamed 'Qatar Airways Premier Padel Tour' and tour finals renamed to 'Qatar Airways Premier Padel Finals'

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and Premier Padel, the leading official professional padel tour worldwide, today announced a new multi-year partnership which will see the airline become the ‘Official Airline Partner’ and ‘Title Sponsor’ of Premier Padel.

As part of this significant partnership between Qatar Airways and Premier Padel, the official tour will be renamed the ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Tour’. Additionally, the tour final taking place in Barcelona this December will be renamed the ‘Qatar Airways Premier Padel Finals’.

Both entities have a shared commitment toward supporting the growth and expansion of padel worldwide, With 25 tournaments across 18 countries during the 2024 season, Qatar Airways and Premier Padel will collaborate to design custom travel solutions for players and fans alike to enhance their travel experience. The partnership with Qatar Airways will seamlessly connect fans, padel athletes and officials through its network of over 170 destinations through its award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport (DOH), which has recently been voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ for the third time.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “Padel is thriving with ever-increasing participation around the world. Our global network will serve as the perfect way to connect fans, players and the officials on this 25-destination tour. As the Official Title Partner and Official Airline Partner of the Qatar Airways Premier Padel Tour, we look forward to playing our role in accelerating the popularity and growth of padel. The sport exemplifies the diversity of our portfolio as we continue to extend our passion for bringing people together through sport.”

Nasser Al-Khelaifi Chairman of Premier Padel, said: "We are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways – the best airline in the world and one of the world’s leading global brands – as the new title sponsor of Premier Padel. We are entering a fantastic new era for the sport and our collaboration with Qatar Airways will deliver exceptional experiences for players and fans, as well as global visibility for the tour. We are committed to the growth of padel all around the world and this latest partnership shows the commercial and sporting appeal of Premier Padel, together with our desire to take the tour – and the sport – to the next and highest level.”

Qatar Airways and Premier Padel will further collaborate to strengthen the airline’s footprint in key markets including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, as well as in KSA and the UAE.

Premier Padel is committed to bringing a unified global tour with the world’s best players to new audiences and countries around the world. Qatar Airways joins Red Bull, Wilson, MejorSet and Mondo as a key strategic partner of Premier Padel, supporting its development and expansion by offering fans and players unique cross-industry experiences across padel.

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Airline’ for the unprecedented eighth time at the 2024 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. Qatar Airways has been the World’s Best Airline in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2024. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was also 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 over 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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