Following an exhilarating month of continuous motion and leisure, the airline operated practically 14,000 flights, uniting the world in Qatar for the best sporting present on Earth. As the Official Airline Partner of FIFA and the Official Airline of the Journey, Qatar Airways celebrated the historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 with its international passengers by numerous worldwide, native, and onboard football-themed activations and leisure experiences. The event was a convincing success, with spectacular attendance figures of over 3.4 million followers all through the 64 matches.
Throughout the length of the event, the Qatar Airways Sky House, positioned on the FIFA Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park, welcomed greater than 1.8 million followers. The iconic pavilion offered a variety of interactive actions, together with a Neymar problem, Qverse expertise, Swing the World, foosball, and face portray.
Qatar Airways group chief government, Akbar Al Baker, mentioned: “What began off as a dream has lastly become actuality.
The State of Qatar succeeded in bringing the world collectively in a celebration of soccer and unity, and now historical past will bear in mind this FIFA World Cup – the primary within the Middle East, and the perfect version ever. On behalf of the Qatar Airways Group, I want to congratulate the Argentinian crew for his or her victorious efficiency and in addition commend the French crew for his or her inspiring journey all through the event.
“We are grateful to have been a part of this long and rewarding experience as the Official Airline of the Journey. For every step and every mile travelled with us, we have aimed to deliver a flying experience like no other.”
Qatar Airways concluded the event festivities with a partnership with the worldwide artist, Lili Cantero. During the Final, Cantero stay painted a Qatar Airways Boeing 777 plane mannequin on the FIFA Fan Festival. Cantero depicted key moments and highlights of the thrilling face-off between Argentina and France. At the intersection of arts and sports activities, her work portrays the story of the efficiently delivered FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
To have fun the start of the event, Qatar Airways launched its official FIFA World Cup marketing campaign tune, ‘C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S’, that includes the internationally famend artists DJ Rodge and Cheb Khaled. In the span of a month, the highly-popular tune reached an astonishing 23 million views.
Privilege Club, the Official Frequent Flyer Programme of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 welcomed over 67,000 new valued members throughout the event interval, having efficiently accomplished 5 completely different supply campaigns.
Qatar Airways supplied all passengers flying by Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Doha International Airport (DIA) a complimentary expertise on the Passenger Overflow Areas (POAs) – pre-departure ready areas, setting a brand new commonplace of excellence for worldwide journey at sporting occasions. The POAs have been constructed to supply followers with devoted services, to finish their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 journey.
During the event, Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the Official Retail Store for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, completely bought FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 merchandise within the fan zones and at all the eight spectacular stadiums. QDF additionally inaugurated the primary FIFA retailer at HIA, showcasing a powerful assortment of merchandise, souvenirs, collectibles and crew jerseys.
Throughout the World Cup interval, Qatar Airways and Qatar Executive additionally sponsored the Diego Armando Maradona Give&Get Fanfest to honour the late, nice Diego Maradona, utilizing state-of-the-art expertise, public reveals, occasions, auctions and extra.
Besides the soccer, the airline additionally hosted seven Qatar Live live shows to interact audiences with performances from Jason Derulo, Enrique Iglesias, Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin, Robbie Williams, Tamer Hosny, and Akon. Alongside these world-renowned artists, Qatar Live additionally introduced again the Daydream pageant with a brand new stage – the Magic Lantern.
Hamad International Airport, ranked “Best Airport in the World” for the second yr in a row by SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2022, unveiled a state-of-the-art 10,000-sqm, lush, tropical indoor backyard named “The Orchard.” Drenched in pure gentle and that includes sustainably sourced vegetation and shrubs, it supplied a show-stopping, luxurious buying expertise to followers with many first-of-a-kind stores.
In 2017, Qatar Airways introduced its partnership with FIFA because the Official Airline. The alliance has gone on to attach and unite followers globally, with The World’s Best Airline additionally sponsoring quite a few soccer tournaments such because the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
A a number of award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was lately introduced because the ‘Airline of the Year’ on the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the worldwide air transport score organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to face alone on the prime of the trade having received the primary prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), whereas additionally being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.
Qatar Airways at the moment flies to greater than 150 locations worldwide, connecting by its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax because the ‘World’s Best Airport’.