Qatar Airways is pleased to be the Official Airline Sponsor of HH The Amir Sword Festival 2019, taking place this week, on 21 to 23 February at the Al Rayyan Race Course in Doha. The festival will bring together some of the world’s finest thoroughbred and Arabian horses to compete for the prestigious HH the Amir Sword title.

Members of Qatar Airways cabin crew will present the winners’ trophies during the awarding ceremonies on Saturday, 23 February. The festival is free for everyone who wishes to attend and enjoy the stunning beauty of some of the world’s finest horses competing in the thrilling races. In celebration of this event, passengers flying with Qatar Airways to attend the festival can enjoy an exclusive discount promo code while booking online through this link.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said they are delighted to be the Official Airline Sponsor of the HH The Amir Sword Festival 2019, one of the most exclusive event on the international horse racing calendar.

According to Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club CEO Nasser bin Sherida Al Kaabi, their relationship with Qatar Airways, as the national carrier of Qatar, is strategic and longstanding.

The services provided by Qatar Airways during the festival will deliver the highest level of comfort and luxury for participants in both their arrival and departure flights. This, in turn, will provide them with the opportunity to be fully focused on making bold bids at the races in line with the prestigious standing of the festival.’

Qatar Airways is a proud sponsor of many prestigious horse racing events around the world, including the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which takes place annually at the Longchamps race course in Paris, France. The airline was also the Official Airline Partner of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ at the Dublin Horse Show and the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival in West Sussex, UK.

More than 25 horses from all over the world were flown to Doha on board Qatar Airways Cargo freighters via the carrier’s QR Live services. The cargo carrier provides world-class service for the transportation of horses on board its modern fleet of Boeing 747-8, Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 freighters, with controlled temperature zones, comfortable and spacious horse stalls, and seats for grooms on board the freighters.

The animals are well looked after on the ground as well to ensure the finest comfort and welfare throughout their entire journey. The state-of-the-art Live Animal Centre at Hamad International Airport offers a spacious 4,200 square metre airconditioned live animal facility with special features including dedicated holding areas for various animals, horse stalls, 24/7 dedicated expert animal health care services, as well as a walking yard and paddock.

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