The national carrier of the State of Qatar will be named the official airline partner of the highly anticipated Paris ePrix, as well as the title sponsor of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix which will take place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital on 20 May.
The airline will also be named the official airline partner of the first-ever New York City ePrix taking place in Red Hook, Brooklyn on 15-16 July 2017.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to be named the official airline partner of the Formula E electric car races in Paris and New York. We are very pleased to be able to support this environmentally-friendly sport that promotes the latest technological innovations in producing alternative energy solutions for electric cars. Qatar Airways is committed to promoting the importance of sports in bringing people together through our many partnerships, such as this one with Formula E, as well as those with F.C. Barcelona and Al Ahli Saudi F.C.”
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “It’s fantastic news that Qatar Airways is joining the electric street racing series as race title partner of Paris and official airline partner for two of the flagship events on the Formula E calendar in Paris and New York. This partnership continues to show the growth of the series on a global scale; we are working closely with distinguished companies in a variety of industries and fields all over the world. I’m delighted to add Qatar Airways to the growing list of partners joining Formula E, demonstrating arguably the best partnership portfolio of any sporting platform.”
Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of many sporting events, including the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Qatar Total Open, as well as being the official sponsor of F.C. Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi F.C. The airline is also widely regarded as having one of the most modern and energy efficient fleets in the sky.
Qatar Airways, widely recognised as a leader in innovation and technology in the aviation industry, recently unveiled its new business class seat “Qsuite” at ITB Berlin. The airline also announced the launch of its new redesigned website, as well as introducing high-speed broadband that will offer the same connectivity speed on board as on the ground, in partnership with Inmarsat (GX Aviation).