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Qatar Airways successfully seals 5th FIFA Club World Cup as Official Airline Partner

Qatar Airways extended its congratulations to Chelsea F.C. for clinching the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021™ title, which took place recently in a highly competitive final against SE Palmeiras.  

Qatar Airways, the tournament’s Official Airline Partner, was present at Mohammed Bin ZayedStadium in the UAE for a special prize distribution ceremony.

Qatar-Airways-distribution-ceremony  (Photo by Tullio Puglia - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Qatar-Airways-distribution-ceremony (Photo by Tullio Puglia – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “It was exciting for Qatar Airways to have once again been the Official Airline Partner of this star-studded competition. We witnessed an incredible performance that was deserving of such a thrilling final. I would like to congratulate Chelsea on their victory and also praise Palmeiras for their valiant performance.

He continued, “Qatar Airways successfully sponsored the previous FIFA Club World CupTM tournaments from as early as 2017. We will proudly be the Official Airline Partner for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, where fans from around the world will be able to experience a truly unique and hospitable service onboard our flights.”

With only a few months until the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, football enthusiasts from around the world can now book travel packages, with flexible booking options.

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Players from both side’s line up prior to the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 Final match between Chelsea and Palmeiras at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium on February 12, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Angel Martinez – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

This was the fifth time that the airline was involved in sponsoring the tournament, having sponsored the 2017 and 2018 editions, which took place in the UAE. Subsequently, Qatar hosted the two consecutive FIFA Club World CupTM tournaments in 2019 and 2020.

Liverpool F.C won the title in 2019 against Flamengo during a memorable game that drew thousands of fans to Qatar’s shores. In the following season, FC Bayern München defeated Tigres UANL and took home the champions’ title.

In December 2021, the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021TM demonstrated yet again the country’s readiness for the grandest upcoming stage in world football, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. Qatar Airways congratulated Algeria on lifting the prestigious trophy and fans were left with a poignant ‘au revoir’ with screens at the final displaying the airline’s key messages ‘The World’s Best Airline’ and ‘See You in Qatar 2022’.

Last year, Qatar Airways sponsored the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the UEFA Euro 2020™ and has a robust global sports partnership portfolio including football-governing bodies such as FIFA, CONCACAF, and CONMEBOL. The airline also sponsors some of the world’s biggest football clubs, including Al Sadd SC, Boca Juniors, FC Bayern München, and Paris Saint-Germain.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to connect to a destination of their choice.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organization, Skytrax, in addition to securing five additional awards, including World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge, World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering and Best Airline in the Middle East.

The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).

The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was also recently recognized as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, ranking at number one in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.

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