Posted on May 20, 2018

Qatar Airways, sponsor of a number of E-Prix in the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the electric street racing series, was the Official Airline Partner of the 2018 BMW i Berlin E-Prix held on 19 May in Berlin, where the fully-electric Formula E cars battled it out around the grounds of the historic Tempelhof Airport. The event marked the first time that Qatar’s national carrier was the official airline sponsor of the event in the German capital. 

Earlier this year, the airline enhanced its highly-successful sponsorship of Formula E, proving its commitment to environmentally-friendly initiatives.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am delighted that we have extended our sponsorship with Formula E to include the BMW i Berlin E-Prix. This thrilling event celebrates our extensive ties with the German market, which we have proudly served for the last 20 years. This environmentally-friendly sporting partnership fits in perfectly with our own commitment to innovation, as we fly the youngest, most technologically advanced fleet of aircraft in the skies today. We look forward to participating in the upcoming Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix in July.”

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, Mr. Alejandro Agag, said: ‘We have raced around Berlin in each and every season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, and it is fitting that Qatar Airways are on board as a partner for the BMW i Berlin E-Prix, as we continue to go places together and deliver electrifying racing to the world’s leading cities – and what a race it was!”

Qatar Airways sponsors multiple world-class sporting events and clubs worldwide, in recognition of the power that sports has in bringing people together. In March, Qatar Airways signed a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, further strengthening Qatar’s role as a global leader in sports. Under the agreement, the award-winning airline will become an FC Bayern München platinum partner until June 2023.

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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.

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™.

Qatar Airways proudly flies one of the youngest fleets in the skies, featuring the world’s most technologically-advanced aircraft. In February, the airline was the global launch customer for the A350-1000, the latest member of Airbus’s wide-body aircraft portfolio. The A350-1000 offers cutting-edge lightweight carbon composite design, as well as incredibly fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines, bringing major advantages in fuel and costs efficiency.

This month, Qatar Airways introduced its innovative First in Business Class seat, Qsuite, on flights to Frankfurt, with Qsuite to launch on flights to Berlin and Munich by the end of summer 2018. Qatar Airways offers 35 weekly connections between Germany and Doha, including two nonstop flights a day from Munich and Frankfurt, as well as a daily nonstop flight from Berlin to Doha, providing passengers connectivity to more than 150 destinations on the airline’s extensive global network.