Qatar Airways has signed a five-year partnership
agreement the German football team FC Bayern München AG (Bayern
Munich). Under the
new agreement, the airline becomes an FC Bayern München platinum
partner until June 2023.
The five-season deal, commencing 1 July 2018,
will see the airline’s logo adorning the shirt sleeves of the
German league leaders. Hamad International Airport’s partnership
agreement with the team, initiated in January 2016, will be
continued with Qatar Airways, further strengthening the already
strong ties between Qatar and Bayern Munich.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, who met with Mr. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the Board of FC Bayern München, and other
club officials at ITB in Berlin, said, “Qatar Airways is delighted
to be supporting Germany’s most-winning team, FC Bayern München.
We look forward to working with, and engaging with, the club, the
fans, and the people of Germany to help make a real difference
through this exciting new partnership. Sport is a key pillar of
the long-term vision of the State of Qatar, and as Qatar’s
national carrier, we welcome the opportunity to use sport as a
means of bringing people together.”
Since 2011, the Bayern Munich team has been
travelling to Doha for its winter training camp in January at the
Aspire Academy enjoying the world-class facilities available to
Qatar Airways has been serving the people of
Germany for nearly 20 years. The carrier now operates 35 weekly
flights between Doha and Germany – double daily non-stop to Munich
and Frankfurt – as well as daily non-stop to Berlin, providing
onward connections to more than 150 destinations across the Middle
East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Qatar Airways has also announced that it
will be introducing its innovative First in Business class seat Qsuite on its flights to Frankfurt from May 2018, as well as
Berlin and Munich by the end of summer 2018.