Following the extension, Qatar Airways continues to be the official global airline partner of FIFA until 2030.
A year on from the historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ kick-off, #QatarAirways and @FIFAcom are proud to announce the extension of their strong partnership until 2030.— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) November 22, 2023
Here’s to more unforgettable moments together 🌍⚽️ pic.twitter.com/WVYrsmA3My
Significant FIFA tournaments will be covered by the agreement, such as the FIFA World Cup 2026, FIFA Woman’s World Cup 2027, FIFA World Cup 2030, and all youth men’s and women’s competitions, starting with the FIFA U-17 World Cup currently taking place in Indonesia.
Through events and several digital channels, Qatar Airways will be able to interact more deeply with fans. With a unique Qatar Airways platform, football fans will soon have access to exclusive travel packages that include match tickets, flights, and lodging for a few FIFA events.
The alliance between the two was started in May 2017 and this renewed cooperation will only serve to further the growth of football across the globe.
The extension was announced in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the Chief Executive Officer of the flight brand Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer at the Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Expressing his remarks on the extension, Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, commented, “Today I am very proud to announce the renewal of our partnership between Qatar Airways and FIFA. It is a great partnership that has brought a lot of success to FIFA, and of course as well to Qatar Airways. My thanks to Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, the GCEO, and to the whole fantastic team of Qatar Airways. One year after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, here we are again to celebrate.”
Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Airways, said, “We are excited to extend our partnership with FIFA as the Global Airline Partner. As an airline, we are committed to connecting the world, and this partnership allows us to reach millions of football fans. Football has the power to unite people across cultures and continents, and we are proud to continue to be part of this incredible journey. We eagerly anticipate the upcoming tournaments and look forward to creating unforgettable experiences for fans around the world.”