Qatar Airways, Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA presented the hand-painted Boeing 777 plane with the logo of the FIFA World Cup FIFA Qatar 2022™, in order to mark two years until the start of the competition, on November 21, 2022.
This personalized aircraft, bearing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ logo, was handpainted to commemorate the airline’s partnership with FIFA. More planes in the Qatar Airways fleet will be personalized with this logo and will fly to numerous destinations.
The Boeing 777-300ER will make the first flights, namely QR095 and QR096, on November 21, between Doha and Zurich. The inaugural route of this aircraft reinforces Qatar Airways’ sense of partnership commitment with FIFA, flying to the “mother house” in Switzerland, on this very important date.
The Chief Executive of the Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are extremely excited to celebrate our partnership with FIFA and celebrate Qatar’s status as host of the Qatar 2022 World Football Championship, adding this unique plane to our fleet. As an Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, we feel a growing enthusiasm with just two years to go before we welcome the world into our beautiful country.”
“Qatar’s readiness to host the FIFA Qatar 2022™ World Football Championship is notorious across the country. At Qatar Airways, our network has recently expanded to 100 destinations, and will grow to more than 125 destinations by March 2021 This constant growth allows our passengers to travel whenever and wherever they want, safely and reliably At Hamad International Airport, Official Partner Airport of the Qatar 2022™ World Football Championship, preparations for the long-awaited traffic growth already underway. The airport expansion project will increase capacity to more than 58 million passengers per year, by 2022”.
Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication for Qatar Airways, Salam Al Shawa, added: “Qatar Airways is proud to continue to support FIFA championships and, with the FIFA Qatar 2022 ™ World Football Championship a just two years away, we are especially excited about the development of this plane”.
His Excellency Mr. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for the Delivery and Legacy of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, added: “As we approach the two years until kick-off on 21 November, it is great to see other key partners, such as Qatar Airways, achieve their own goals for Qatar 2022. Seeing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ logo covering an entire plane is an exciting time for everyone involved in carrying out this historic championship and an important promotional step on our way until 2022. We hope that this action will help enthusiasts to fly in one of these planes, in just two years, to attend the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and in the Arab world. We look forward to welcoming everyone who arrives in Qatar.”
FIFA Marketing Director Jean-François Pathy said: “The launch of this impressive and iconic plane with the Qatar 2022™ Football World Cup logo, by our Official Partner Qatar Airways, is a very important milestone. We look forward to welcoming fans from all over the world to experience this FIFA World Cup™ and discover Qatar in two years’ time.”
Qatar Airways, in partnership with Qatar Airways Holidays, will soon launch customized travel packages to visit Qatar during the Qatar 2022™ World Football Championship.