Qatar Airways Reveals First Bespoke Livery Design for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will start on November 21, 2022 and the carrier has revealed their first livery design featured on a Boeing 777-300ER. Qatar Airways is an Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA.
On Friday (November 20, 2020), Qatar Airways revealed their first bespoke livery design to mark two years to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which begins on November 21, 2022. Qatar Airways is an Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA and the new bespoke livery is featured on one of the carrier’s Boeing 777-300ERs. The distinctive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 branding was hand painted to commemorate the tournament and the airline will introduce the special livery on additional aircraft. The aircraft will enter service on November 21st operating as flights QR095 and QR096 between Doha and Zurich, the home of FIFA. In Friday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,
“We are tremendously excited to celebrate our partnership with FIFA and Qatar’s status as host of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 by introducing this unique aircraft to our fleet. As Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, we can feel the excitement building with two years to go until we will welcome the world to our beautiful country. Qatar’s readiness to host FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is evident all around us. At Qatar Airways, our network recently expanded to 100 destinations, and will further grow to more than 125 destinations by March 2021, with an increasing frequency enabling our passengers to travel when they want across the globe, safely and reliably. At Hamad International Airport, Official Airport Partner for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, preparations for the expected traffic growth are well underway. The airport expansion project will increase capacity to more than 58 million passengers annually by 2022.”
Also commenting on the launch of the new livery, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, added,
“Qatar Airways is proud to continue its journey supporting FIFA tournaments and with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM now just two years away, we are especially excited to reveal this beautiful aircraft.”
Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Secretary General and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC Chairman, His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, also commented,
“As we approach the two years until kick-off milestone on 21 November, it’s great to see other key tournament delivery partners such as Qatar Airways achieve their own important Qatar 2022 objectives. Seeing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 brand covering an entire aircraft is an exciting moment for everyone involved in delivering this historic tournament and an important promotional step on our road to 2022. We hope this reveal helps excite fans at the prospect of flying here on one of these aircraft in just two years’ time for the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab World and we look forward to welcoming everyone that arrives in Qatar.”
FIFA Director of Marketing, Jean-François Pathy, further added,
“Our Official Partner Qatar Airways launching this striking, iconic aircraft featuring the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ livery is an important milestone. We are looking forward to welcoming fans from around the globe to experience this unique FIFA World Cup and discover Qatar in two years’ time.”
Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the state of Qatar and currently operates over 700 weekly flights to more than 100 destinations, providing more flexible travel options to more global destinations than any other airline. The carrier was named the ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the 2019 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax as well as the ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class.’ Qatar Airways has also been awarded the title for ‘Best Business Class Seat’ in recognition of their ground-breaking Qsuite product which offers a spacious 1-2-1 seat layout. Additionally, the airline is the only carrier to have ever received the prestigious “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. Qatar Airways normally serves over 170 global destinations with a fleet of more than 250 modern aircraft. The airline’s primary hub is located at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.
Source: Qatar Airways