DOHA: Qatar Airways, Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, on Friday unveiled a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery, to mark two years to go until the tournament kicks off on 21 November, 2022.
The bespoke aircraft, which features distinctive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 branding, was hand-painted to commemorate the airline’s partnership with FIFA.
More aircraft in the Qatar Airways fleet will feature the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery and visit several destinations in the network.
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 the home of FIFA in Switzerland 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 2022 by introducing this unique aircraft to our fleet.”
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Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Secretary-General and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC Chairman Hassan Al Thawadi said: “As we approach the two years until kick-off milestone on 21 November, it is great to see other key tournament delivery partners such as Qatar Airways achieve their own important Qatar 2022 objectives.”
He added: “Seeing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 brand covering an entire aircraft is an exciting moment for everyone involved in delivering this historic tournament and an important promotional step on our road to 2022.”