Qatar Airways, sponsor of the electric street racing series, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, is the official airline partner and title sponsor of the highly-anticipated 2018 Qatar Airways Paris E-Prix, which took place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital. This is the second consecutive year that the national carrier of the State of Qatar has partnered with Paris E-Prix.
Earlier this year, the airline enhanced its highly-successful sponsorship of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship electric street racing series, demonstrating its commitment to environmentally friendly initiatives.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker presented the trophy to winner Jean-Éric Vergne. The third edition of the race, set against the striking backdrop of the L’Esplanade des Invalides, offered racing drivers and visitors an exceptional day of exhilarating competition and impressive sporting skills.
France is an important market commercially for Qatar Airways, which operates three daily services to Paris. The airline has served the French capital since 2000, when it first launched flights to the Charles de Gaulle airport. In July 2017, Qatar Airways launched direct flights to Nice, its second French gateway.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the electric street racing series and the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater category in motorsport. Formula E brings electrifying wheel-to-wheel action to some of the world’s leading cities, racing against the backdrop of iconic skylines such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Rome. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions.
Qatar Airways is also the title sponsor of the upcoming New York City ePrix, to be held in Red Hook, Brooklyn on 14-15 July 2018. It is the Official Airline Partner of the Berlin ePrix which will take place on 19 May in the German capital.
For more information about Qatar Airways, visit their website at qatarairways.com.