Qatar Airways and the Qatar Olympic Committee have announced a strategic partnership with the national airline named Official Sponsor of the Qatar Olympic Team.
A total of 12 Qatari athletes are set to compete in the London Games this summer, thus making up the biggest ever contingent of local stars to participate in the world’s biggest sporting event.
The Doha-based carrier will provide a fitting send off to the athletes as they prepare to join thousands of sporting stars from across the globe for the 30th Olympiad in the British capital.
The Qatari athletes are, between them, competing in four key disciplines – shooting, swimming, table tennis and athletics – during the two-week event between July 27 and August 12.
The partnership between the two local organisations was signed by secretary general, Qatar Olympic Committee, Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and CEO, Qatar Airways
, Akbar Al Baker at a press conference held at the Qatar Olympic Committee headquarters in Doha.
“I would like to express my thanks to Qatar Airways
, like other leading national companies, in supporting the sports sector in our country in a big way,” said Al Thani.
“This sponsorship will further demonstrate that one of the biggest companies in Qatar is committed to backing our athletes to achieve great success next month.”
“The global spotlight will be on the British capital during two weeks of gruelling competition that will see our talented athletes take on the world’s best,” added Al Baker
“The nation should take pride backing our sporting stars and cheer them on. At Qatar Airways
, we are delighted to lend our support to Team Qatarpromising to give them a flying send off to the world’s largest sporting event.
“As the nation’s sporting ambassadors, I am sure they will demonstrate the high spirit that they have embraced, having worked hard towards selection for this great tournament. Dedication, determination and commitment are what our athletes have focused on through years of training and sacrifice to be the best in what they do.
“On behalf of Qatar Airways
, I tell them to enjoy the moment, cherish the moment and live the moment. We look forward to flying them to London and sincerely hope they return to Doha armed with many medals.”
Qatar Airways operates five flights each day between Doha and London Heathrow, together with 10 services each week to Manchester in northern England, offering two key gateways and great travel options to the UK.