Qatar Airways and Qatar Airways Holidays Offer Incredible Travel Packages for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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A full range of travel packages available for next summer’s spectacular tournament, offering fans access to the match of their choice*                  Exclusive Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages include flights, hotels and official match tickets, giving football fans the ultimate FIFA World Cup™ experience

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of Qatar Airways Group, are now offering exclusive travel packages including flights, hotels and official match tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia,™ which takes place from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

With a range of travel packages available from Group matches to the Semi-Final and Final, football fans from around the world can now buy Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages online for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ by visiting the booking platform www.qrfootballpackages.com.

Qatar Airways Holidays are offering a range of travel package options designed to make the most sought-after sporting event of the year as accessible as possible. The booking platform, including online brochure, provides football enthusiasts with details of all travel packages, prices and inclusions so they can book their complete travel package seamlessly. Prices will vary depending on match ticket category, level of accommodation, and flight origin.

With packages for key group stage games and the final phases selling fast, Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. To facilitate even more options for the event, Qatar Airways has recently boosted capacity to Russia and now offers direct daily flights to St. Petersburg as well as three services a day to the Russian capital, Moscow.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “As the Official Airline of FIFA, Qatar Airways is delighted to offer travel packages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ to football enthusiasts around the world. We believe that sport brings people together, and we want to provide our passengers with the ultimate FIFA World Cup™ experience from the moment they start their journey with us.

“It is also exciting to announce these packages following the launch of our new direct flights to St. Petersburg, Russia, which began earlier this month. We now aim to connect more people to Russia through our expanding global network via our state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport.”

Qatar Airways recently launched flights to Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg, on 19 December 2017, doubling the number of Russian routes operated by the five-star carrier. Qatar Airways now operates its daily St. Petersburg service with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class. Travellers who book their match packages with Qatar Airways will also enjoy the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One.

Named the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, Qatar Airways is preparing to launch scores of exciting new destinations in 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia; Thessaloniki, Greece and Cardiff, United Kingdom, to name a few.

Alongside 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Qatar Airways is Official Airline Partner of FIFA, which includes 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Club World Cup™, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar™. Qatar Airways will have extensive marketing and branding rights at the next two FIFA World Cups, with an expected audience reach of billions of people per tournament.

* Subject to availability.  Terms and conditions apply.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.

SOURCE:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department, Tel: +974 4022 2200

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