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Qatar Airways Sponsors Al-Ahli Football Club in Saudi Arabia

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Qatar Airways has become the official sponsor of Al-Ahli Football Club in Saudi Arabia for three seasons.

The partnership, which represents the airlines second major football club sponsorship deal after FC Barcelona, means that Qatar Airways' logo will be displayed on the Saudi Arabian Al-Ahli Football Clubs jerseys.

Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, said, Since its inception 77 years ago, the Al-Ahli Football Club has represented a key pillar in the community in Saudi Arabia. Like Qatar, Saudi Arabia has a long heritage of sporting excellence, and we are pleased to be supporting our neighbours as they use sport to strengthen their communities with the positive foundation that sport provides ... Qatar Airways has long developed strong ties with Saudi Arabia, operating flights to seven key destinations across the Kingdom, not to mention the exciting advent in the New Year of the launch of our brand new Saudi Arabian based airline, Al Maha Airways.

Al Maha Airways is set to begin operating in the Saudi Arabian market in the New Year and will initially use a fleet of A320-200 aircraft for operations between Jeddah and Riyadh, before expansion to further domestic routes across the Kingdom.

His Highness Prince Fahd bin Khaled bin Abdullah, the Chairman of Al-Ahli Football Club, said, Al Ahli Football Club is renowned for its pioneering role in the promotion of the sport in Saudi Arabia. Our partnership with Qatar Airways will support us in our continued journey to be the best in the Kingdom, and beyond.

Qatar Airways currently operates 86 flights per week to seven destinations across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, namely, Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah, Gassmin, Taif and Al Hofuf.

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