Qatar Airways extends its best wishes to Team Qatar athletes participating in this year’s highly-anticipated global sporting event, the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, taking place in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia until 2 September 2018. Qatar’s national carrier is proud to be the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of the Asian Games.

More than 220 of Qatar’s most talented athletes flew out of Qatar’s home and hub, Hamad International Airport to gather in Jakarta ahead of the opening ceremony, which launched an exciting two-week global competition. Qatar’s national team will compete alongside 44 participating nations in various sports including shooting, sailing, fencing, bowling, equestrian, archery, gymnastics, tennis, karate, taekwondo, and many more.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said they too are extremely proud and excited to watch the nation’s best athletes compete in this exciting global event, and that they look forward to celebrating their success. He also extended his best wishes to all participating nations on behalf of the airline.

As the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of this world-class sporting event, Qatar Airways welcomes all fans to Jakarta and Palembang, and is proud to unite passengers from around the world through a shared love of sports. We believe in the power of sports and its ability to bring people together, and we will continue to support the unity that it fosters by strengthening our extensive global sporting sponsorship portfolio.’

This is the second time that Qatar Airways has proudly sponsored the prestigious Asian Games; the award-winning airline was also the Official Airline of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006. The national carrier of the State of Qatar welcomed thousands of fans from around the world to Doha, in what was the largest sporting event in the history of Qatar at the time.

The Asian Games is a pancontinental multi-sporting event held every four years, and is the second largest multi-sporting event after the Olympic Games. The award-winning airline 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.

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