Qatar Airways And Formula E Create A World Showcase Race To Celebrate Their Exciting Partnership

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has today revealed a breathtaking exclusive video of a head-to-head race between the Formula E Spark SRT-01E race car and the airline’s latest generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 aircraft, at the airline’s home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to celebrate its partnership with the electric street racing series.

The head-to-head race, showcased in the video to the amazement of fans of the World’s Best Airline around the globe, first shows a race between the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 upon takeoff alongside the latest-generation electronic Forumla E series race car. This is swiftly followed by a second spectacular race as a Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down at HIA, which was just last week ranked the fifth Best Airport in the World by the international Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: Qatar Airways strives to always be ahead of the curve when it comes to its environmental credentials and flying one of the most modern fleets in the sky. For our sporting partnerships, this is as important to us when represented as a sponsor, which is why we have chosen the future of motor racing and Formula E with their latest environmentally friendly technology, which they combine into this exciting sport. We trust that our loyal passengers and fans of Formula E around the world will enjoy watching this race, in anticipation of finding out exactly who will win this thrilling event.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Formula-E, Mr. Alejandro Agag, said: It is great to be working with a partner who shares our values in sustainability, and Qatar Airways is a global brand who is leading this charge. This breathtaking video demonstrates our shared passion to strive for excellence. Formula E races take place in the heart of some of the world’s greatest cities, such as Paris and New York, with the support of Qatar Airways to help us in going places together.

Each of the exciting races were driven with Formula E and DRAGON driver Mr. Jerome D’Ambrosio, during which the first race commenced with a fixed start line and ended with the aircraft taking off into the skies above the State of Qatar.

Earlier this year Qatar Airways and Formula E announced the enhancement of their partnership at a press conference held in Doha, where Qatar Airways was named as the Official Title Sponsor of both the Paris E-Prix taking place in April and the New York City E-Prix which will take place in July, as well as naming Qatar Airways as the Official Airline for both the Rome and Berlin races taking place in April and May of this year consecutively.

Qatar Airways believes in the power of sport in bringing people together and sponsors many top-level sporting events around the world. As well as sponsoring Formula E, Qatar Airways is also the Official Airline Partner of FIFA, which includes 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia�, the FIFA Club World Cup�, the FIFA Women’s World Cup� and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar�.

Qatar Airways proudly flies one of the youngest fleets in the sky, featuring the world’s most technologically-advanced and environmentally friendly aircraft. Qatar Airways operates more than 200 modern aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is continuing its ambitious expansion plans, and will launch a host of exciting new destinations this year, including Cardiff, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mykonos, Greece, to name just a few.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.

Source: Qatar Airways