Posted on May 20, 2018

Qatar Airways, the Official Exclusive Carrier of this year’s Emir Cup, is pleased to congratulate Al Duhail SC, the winning team of this season’s exciting final match between Al Rayyan SC and Al Duhail SC.

The final match of the tournament was held at Khalifa International Stadium, the first Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium to be unveiled, and the first of eight World Cup venues in Qatar that will host Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to be the Official Exclusive Carrier of this prestigious tournament.The Emir Cup has been tremendously successful for more than four decades, as a result of the many committed fans in Qatar who have enthusiastically supported their teams.This is the second year the Emir’s Cup final has been hosted at the Khalifa International Stadium, the first Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™ stadium to be revealed and used.As we approach the launch of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™, we are truly excited to showcase our belief in the power of sport in bringing people together.”

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The award-winning airline has recently added many exciting sporting sponsorships to its extensive sponsorship portfolio. As part of a newly enhanced three-season deal with Formula E, announced in Doha in January this year, the airline will be the title sponsor of the Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix, taking place on 14-15 July. In addition to supporting Formula E, Qatar Airways is also the Official Airline Partner of FIFA, which includes the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Club World Cup™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, the FIFA Under-20 and Under 17 World Cups™, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup™, the FIFA Interactive World Cup™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is set to kick-off next month, with the first match kicking off in Moscow on 14 June.

In addition to its existing partnership with the German football club giants FC Bayern München AG, for which it is a Platinum Partner, Qatar Airways also recently revealed multi-year sponsorship agreements with Italian football club AS Roma, for which it will become the Official Jersey Sponsor through the 2020-21 season; and with Argentinian football club Boca Juniors, for which it will become the Official Jersey Sponsor through the 2021-22 season. Qatar Airways flies one of the youngest fleets in the sky, featuring the world’s most technologically-advanced and environmentally friendly aircraft. The airline operates a fleet of more than 200 modern aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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The airline is continuing its ambitious expansion plans, and will launch a host of exciting new destinations this year, including Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Mykonos, Greece and Málaga, Spain, to name just a few. As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2017 by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national flag carrier also won a raft of other major awards at last year’s ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge'.