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Qatar Airways is the Official Sponsor of 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival

Qatar Airways Goodwood Festival 2018

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), taking place this week until this Saturday, 4 August.  Set against the glorious backdrop of the rolling West Sussex countryside, the Qatar Goodwood Festival is known for its elaborate dress code and fancy hats combined with some of the world’s greatest flat-races.

Qatar Airways Goodwood Festival 2018Many VIP along with many horse owners and trainers from around the world joined the first day of the prestigious event.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said they are thrilled to once again be the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, a key event on UK’s equestrian calendar.

Our sponsorship of this event, in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, highlights the affinity for horses we in Qatar share with the UK. This sponsorship also demonstrates the importance of the UK as a destination, as seen most recently with the addition of two additional gateways into the country, London Gatwick and Cardiff. We are delighted to welcome all to ‘Glorious Goodwood’ for this exciting event.’

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club General Manager, Nasser bin Sherida Al Kaabi, said that Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the highlights of their global sponsorship portfolio. He said that they are once again delighted to partner with Qatar Airways, two years in a row.

We are proud of this renewed partnership and we thank Qatar Airways for their support of this event. Qatar Airways’ presence helped make last year’s high-profile event even more successful, and we are confident their presence will be beneficial this year as well. We look forward to a very exciting edition and an extended partnership with Qatar Airways.’

In May 2018, Qatar Airways launched direct services to London Gatwick and Cardiff, strengthening its presence in the UK with two additional gateways into the country. Passengers can now choose from up to 95 flights a week to the UK, including six daily departures from London Heathrow, 16 weekly from London Gatwick and Manchester, as well as daily flights from Cardiff, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

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