Qatar Airways is an official sponsor of the 2022 World Cup. The airline is making several aircraft available as part of the sponsorship agreement that has recently been concluded. Through the agreement, Qatar Airways is also the official airline for the Confederations Cup 2017, the 2018 World Cup, the club team World Cup, the 2019 World Cup for women and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
As a FIFA partner, Qatar Airways has exclusive marketing and brand rights for the upcoming two World Football Cups. With this, the company hopes to reach more than two trillion people per tournament. It will also be visually visible during the matches of the aforementioned tournaments.
The agreement between FIFA and Qatar Airways is one of the largest agreements in the sports World and the largest in the airline’s history. The agreement, which was signed on May 7, 2017, is part of the company’s strategy of coming into the picture at major football clubs and sports events around the World. They also have similarities with Al-Ahli FC from Saudi Arabia and FC Barcelona.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said that FIFA is very happy with a partner like Qatar Airways, the fastest growing airline in the World. Since the company is based in Qatar, it is the ideal partner to fly with during the World Cup in 2022. This means that FIFA is well prepared for the first World Cup in the Middle East.
“Qatar Airways understands the power of sport to bring people together. FIFA, as an umbrella organization, understands the power of the popularity of football. We look forward to celebrating victories with football fans who can enjoy ‘s World biggest soccer players, “said Akbar Al Baker, director of Qatar Airways. Of course he is looking forward to the 2022 World Cup in his home country.