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FIFA Fever With Qatar Airways

Izzat Haziq

Qatar Airways launches specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft in conjunction with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TM

(Photo: FB @Qatar Airways)

Although major sporting events are currently on hold at the moment, we can’t help to get excited for the ones scheduled for the future. For example, football fans are already looking forward to the recently announced Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup 2022TM , set to be held in Qatar, from 21 November to 18 December 2022.

To get football fans excited, Qatar Airways recently unveiled a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM livery, marking the two year countdown until the tournament kicks off in November 2022. Meanwhile, Qatar Airway’s partnership with FIFA will see more of their aircraft painted with the branding to embark on several routes in the network.

For starters, the Boeing 777-300ER will enter service on 21 November operating flights QR095 and QR096 between Doha and Zurich. The inaugural route of the bespoke aircraft further reiterates the airline’s commitment to the FIFA partnership by flying to Switzerland, the home of FIFA on this significant date.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker said, “We are tremendously excited to celebrate our partnership with FIFA and Qatar’s status as host of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM by introducing this unique aircraft to our fleet. As the official partner and airline of FIFA, we can feel the excitement building with two years to go until we will welcome the world to our beautiful country.”

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Salam Al Shawa added, “Qatar Airways is proud to continue its journey supporting FIFA tournaments and with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TM now just two years away, we are especially excited to reveal this beautiful aircraft.”

FIFA Director of Marketing, Jean-François Pathy stated that the fleet launch is an important milestone and they are looking forward to welcoming fans from around the globe to experience this unique FIFA World Cup™ and also to discover Qatar in two years’ time.

Apart from that, fans can also look forward to the launch of bespoke travel packages to visit Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022TM. For further information, head on down to

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