Qatar Airways proudly announces its official sponsorship of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in the United Kingdom, an event presented annually to highlight outstanding achievements in London Theatre.

One of the most highly anticipated events of the London calendar, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards will this year be co-hosted by Cate Blanchett, American composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anna Wintour, alongside the owner of the London Evening Standard newspaper, Evgeny Lebedev.

The long-standing annual awards ceremony is now in its 63rd year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said they were delighted to offer their award-winning services to those attending this esteemed awards ceremony this year.

Qatar Airways sponsors a number of key events throughout the calendar year, in support of both the arts and sporting events around the world. We are proud that this year, Qatar Airways will be visible at this memorable occasion in the United Kingdom, where we fly 144 times per week to and from Doha.’

Qatar Airways connects London to more than 150 destinations via its award-winning Hamad International Airport, and also offers seamless connecting flights from countries such as Japan, Singapore, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Now in its 20th year of operations, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has a modern fleet of 206 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways announced that it will launch direct daily flights to Cardiff on 1 May 2018. Alongside 84 weekly non-stop flights to and from London Heathrow, Qatar Airways currently serves Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh, with Cardiff to be the airline’s fifth destination in the UK.

The current London route is served by an Airbus A380, Airbus A350, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 aircraft which features the new Qsuite Business Class seats, a new concept from the airline which brings a First Class experience to the Business Class cabin, including the industry’s first ever double bed in Business Class.

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