Qatar Airways announced as global Formula 1 airline partner

Qatar Airways announced as global Formula 1 airline partner

The airline will be the title sponsor at races in 2023, including the Formula 1 Grand Prix Qatar

Qatar Airways has been confirmed as the Global Partner and Official Airline of Formula 1 (F1), through to the 2027 racing season.

In addition to the global partnership, Qatar Airways will be the Title Sponsor of three races this year: The Qatar Airways Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (19 to 21 May), the Qatar Airways Hungarian Grand Prix (21 to 23 July) and the Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix (6 to 8 October).

Qatar Airways Holidays is also offering a limited number of all-inclusive travel packages allowing fans around the world to attend the event and partake in exclusive experiences such as pit lane walks, guided track tours and access to special events with appearances by top F1 drivers. The Ultimate F1 Experience packages include return flights with Qatar Airways, premium hotel options, race tickets and other exciting experiences and benefits.

Discover Qatar has launched a comprehensive range of hotel and ticket-inclusive packages to their global retail partners, which include Grandstand and prestigious Paddock Club tickets. All packages include a free entry pass to the Geneva International Motor Show Qatar taking place in Doha from 5 to 14 October, courtesy of Qatar Tourism.


Commenting on the announcement, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “The best partnerships thrive because of mutual values. Both Qatar Airways and Formula 1 are global brands that share a passion for innovation, precision and luxury. As a brand, we believe in the power of sports to unite people, and as such, we have been selective with picking the most thrilling sporting events and sponsoring a variety of new and prominent sporting initiatives.

“With 23 stops in the 2023 World Championship, F1 is a global sport, requiring a Global Airline partner that offers extensive global connectivity. Hence, Qatar Airways demonstrates the perfect companion for one of the most desirable sports series in the world.” 

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, added: “As the pinnacle of motorsport, it makes sense for Formula 1 to partner with the Qatar Airways. We are two brands committed to delivering the best experiences to our fans and customers, and our combined global reach makes for a perfect match.”

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To commemorate this partnership, Qatar Airways hosted a special evening for the public at Doha’s Lusail Boulevard. The event featured an appearance from the Qatari rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah, former Red Bull Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard, KTM MotoGP rider, Dani Pedrosa, stunt rider, Mike Jensen, a Red Bull drift car driven by Abdo Feghali and a static display of an FIA World Endurance Championship Hyper car. Spectators were also treated to a performance by R&B artist, Akon.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport.

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