DOHA, Qatar, Qatar Airways extended its best wishes to Team Qatar’s athletes, participating in this year’s highly-anticipated global sporting event, the 18th Asian Games, Jakarta-Palembang 2018, taking place in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, which started yesterday. Qatar’s national carrier is the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of the Asian Games.

More than 220 of Qatar’s most talented athletes flew out of Qatar’s home and hub, Hamad International Airport, on the award-winning airline to gather in Jakarta ahead of Saturday’s opening ceremony, which launched an exciting two-week global competition. Qatar’s national team will compete alongside 44 participating nations in various sports including: shooting, sailing, fencing, bowling, equestrian, archery, gymnastics, tennis, karate, taekwondo, and many more.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, Qatar Airways wishes all the talented athletes from Qatar’s National Team the best of luck in the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018. We are extremely proud and excited to watch our nation’s best athletes compete in this exciting global event, and we look forward to celebrating their success with them. I would also like to extend Qatar Airways’ best wishes to all participating nations.

As the Prestige Partner and Official Airline of this world-class sporting event, Qatar Airways welcomes all fans to Jakarta and Palembang, and is proud to unite passengers from around the world through a shared love of sport. We believe in the power of sport and its ability to bring people together, and we will continue to support the unity that it fosters by strengthening our extensive global sporting sponsorship portfolio, he added.– NNN-QNA