Hamad International Airport (HIA) is the ‘Public Institution’ sponsor of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. The award-winning airport will be the gateway to one of the biggest sporting events to take place in the Middle East, facilitating a smooth airport experience for athletes, media and spectators flying from all over the world to witness the event.
The highly-anticipated sporting event will take place beginning this week until 6 October, with more than 2,000 of the world’s best athletes from 213 different countries competing over ten days at the renovated multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium.
Speaking on the partnership, Abdulaziz Al Mass, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at HIA stated that the initiative provides them an opportunity to offer some of the world’s best athletes and sports enthusiasts a comfortable journey fuelled with choice and convenience.
HIA looks forward to reflecting Qatar’s spectacular culture and hospitality through a memorable airport experience. We are also honoured to be part of such an important milestone in Qatar’s continued celebration of sports and sportsmanship.’
Sheikha Asma Al Thani, Marketing and Communications Director for the Local Organising Committee, added that with thousands of athletes, media and spectators arriving into Qatar this month for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, their first impressions will be made as soon as they land at HIA.
With HIA’s support, passengers travelling to and from Qatar will enjoy a comfortable and delightful travel experience. Having national businesses and entities throughout the country come on board as partners reflects the desire to ensure a successful championship for the people of Qatar along with international guests.’
HIA also joined the celebrations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ by transforming parts of the airport terminal into football Fan Zones, ensuring that millions of passengers travelling through it never missed a moment of the World Cup excitement. The airport is also aiming to provide seamless connectivity for fans of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is working towards smoothly handling over 50 million passengers a year.
The World Athletics Championships is a biennial athletics event organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is one of the biggest sporting event in the world that will be broadcasted to more than 200 countries. The competition entails a series of running, jumping, throwing and walking events.