Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, became an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA in May 2017, through an innovative partnership seeing the global airline support all FIFA competitions, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ and 2020™, the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ and of course the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Qatar Airways’ partnership with FIFA is tied to the mission of utilising the power of football to unite people of all ages and backgrounds. The airline has an extensive global sports partnership portfolio that includes football-governing bodies such as CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, and also sponsors some of the world’s biggest football clubs including Al Sadd SC, Boca Juniors, FC Bayern München, K.A.S. Eupen, and Paris Saint-Germain.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was voted the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having now won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021). The airline operates flights to more than 140 destinations around the globe from its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA). HIA was also announced as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards. Around 80 per cent of the world's population is within a six-hour flight from HIA, positioning the airport as the gateway to Qatar, the Gulf and to the world. Additionally, Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. This follows the success of Hamad International Airport (HIA) as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. These awards provide assurance to passengers across the world that the airline’s health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented on board and at HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.