Qatar Airways is proud to announce its participation to the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 in Indonesia, as Prestige Partner and Official Airline of the games, taking place from 18 August until 2 September. The highly-anticipated sporting event will bring athletes from 45 participating nations to Jakarta and Palembang to compete for the coveted prizes.
To mark the occasion, a high-level signing ceremony took place in Jakarta, Indonesia recently, in the presence of the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, HE Jusuf Kalla, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Indonesia, HE Ahmed bin Jassim Al Hamar, and the President of the Indonesian Asian Games 2018 Organising Committee (INASGOC) Erick Thohir.
Following the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, of which Qatar Airways was the Official Partner and Official Airline, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has now shifted its focus from Russia to Asia, to expand its global portfolio and celebrate its strong ties across the continent.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said they are delighted to be the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, and to once more unite fans from around the world through a shared love of sport.
This highly-anticipated event strengthens our extensive global sporting portfolio and asserts our continuous dedication to celebrating sports as a means of bringing people together. We are tremendously proud to be flying the Qatar team of more than 200 athletes to Jakarta for the event, and we look forward to welcoming all fans to Jakarta and Palembang.’
This is the second time that Qatar Airways has sponsored the Asian Games: the national carrier was also the Official Airline of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006, where it proudly welcomed thousands of fans from around the world to watch the games unfold in what was the biggest sporting event in the history of Qatar.
The Asian Games is a pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years, and is the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The prestigious competition is organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and will include 61 sporting disciplines in more than 40 facilities throughout the two host cities. Qatar Airways will proudly fly the Qatar team, consisting of more than 200 athletes, to Jakarta for the event.
The award-winning airline currently provides triple-daily services to Jakarta, served by a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, and triple-daily services to Denpasar, served by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring 24 seats in Business Class and 388 seats in Economy Class.
For updates and more information about special flight offers to Indonesia during the 2018 Asian Games, visit qatarairways.com.