Qatar Airways, QFA Renew Partnership Agreement for 2 Years
Qatar Airways signed today a partnership agreement with Qatar Football Association (QFA), making it the Official Airline Sponsor of the national team, the 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions.
The contract renewal will see the countrys national carrier partner with QFA for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons, ahead of the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 . To commemorate this partnership, both Qatar Airways Group CEO HE Akbar Al Baker, and President of QFA HE Sheikh Hamad bin Ahmed Al-Thani attended the signing ceremony today.
President of Qatar Football Association Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Thani said: "Qatar Airways is considered a key partner in continuously providing high-quality service always exceeding our expectations. We want to thank the airline for its support of sports associations, in general, and football, in particular."
He added that he was pleased with the partnership renewal with Qatar Airways for two additional years to sponsor the national team. "The renewal of the partnership was ideal, as the national team prepares for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 . Our partnership illustrates both organizations' vision to have a direct positive impact on the game's development. As a national pioneer association, the QFA is constantly committed to developing strategic partnerships with major entities in Qatar to ensure that football acts as an effective tool to help achieve the National Vision 2030, and therefore, our partnership with Qatar Airways reinforces this goal." he said.
For his part, Al Baker, said: "Our support towards Qatar Football Association stems from our countrys collective passion for football. We want to stay true to our mission of bringing people together through the power of sport, and what better way to do that than sponsor our national football teams. Our national teams have gone from strength to strength competing with the worlds best in recent years. We want to continue supporting them with every step of their journey."
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 18, Qatar Airways will sponsor the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, the regions showpiece tournament featuring 16 competing Arab nations. Qatar Airways Holidays has launched extensive travel packages for the inaugural tournament, welcoming global football fans to enjoy the finest Qatari hospitality and follow their favorite team in person.
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