Qatar Airways and the Qatar Football Association has announced a strategic partnership with the carrier being named Official Airline of Qatar’s national soccer team.
The tie-up comes ahead of the Gulf Cup, in which Qatar will join seven other national teams from across the Gulf to compete in the region’s most prestigious football tournament. The two-week event in the Kingdom of Bahrain kicks off on 5 January until 18 January .
As Official Airline, Qatar Airways will work with the national team proudly spreading Team Qatar’s brand during matches at home and overseas. Aside from the Gulf Cup at the end of the week, the national team is currently engaged in Asian and World Cup qualifiers,
The agreement between the two local organisations was signed by Qatar Football Association President, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani and Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker at a press conference held at QFA’s headquarters in Doha recently.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker expressed delight at the airline’s sponsorship of the national soccer team. He commented,
This is a moment of pride to link up with our national football team and provide support as the team prepares for key matches and tournaments around the world.’
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