Qatar Airways keeps FIFA deal flying high with new partnership extension


A year after the last rendition of the FIFA World Cup took place in Qatar, the sport’s global governing body has unveiled a renewal of its partnership with Qatar Airways until 2030. 

Putting pen to paper at the Hamad International Airport against the backdrop of an Airbus and a Boeing from the airline’s fleet, the signing ceremony was attended by the CEO of Qatar Airways, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, and FIFA’s President Gianni Infantino.

Infantino commented: “Today I am very proud to announce the renewal of our partnership between Qatar Airways and FIFA. It is a great partnership that has brought a lot of success to FIFA, and of course as well to Qatar Airways.

“My thanks to Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, the GCEO, and to the whole fantastic team of Qatar Airways. One year after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, here we are again to celebrate.”

The renewed agreement will span across the FIFA World Cup 2026, the Women’s World Cup 2027, the FIFA World Cup 2030, as well as all youth men’s and women’s tournaments throughout the collaboration’s lifespan, including the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Indonesia. 

Qatar Airways has been FIFA’s Global Airline Partner since May 2017, and will continue its football fan-centric initiatives to support FIFA’s global endeavours as their partnership is further extended.

Fans will be given prolonged access to exclusive travel packages that include match tickets, flights and accommodation for select FIFA tournaments. 

Mohammed Al-Meer added: “We are excited to extend our partnership with FIFA as the Global Airline Partner. As an airline, we are committed to connecting the world, and this partnership allows us to reach millions of football fans. 

“Football has the power to unite people across cultures and continents, and we are proud to continue to be part of this incredible journey. We eagerly anticipate the upcoming tournaments and look forward to creating unforgettable experiences for fans around the world.” 

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