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Qatar airways to fly Cymru in style to World Cup

Qatar Airways announced today that it will fly the Cymru national football team in comfort and style as The Dragons travel to Doha for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The World’s Best Airline, known for supporting sports globally, is dedicated to delivering an effortless and comfortable travel experience for the team as they prepare to compete on the world’s biggest sporting stage. 

Along with the Welsh team, Qatar Airways will also fly some of the world’s best national football teams to the much-anticipated tournament.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are excited to welcome the world to Qatar, and especially eager to support both fans and world-class athletes through our airline’s travel options. With less than two months to go, we encourage fans looking for the experience of a lifetime to join Qatar Airways for an unforgettable trip and cheer on Wales in Doha.”

“We pride ourselves on our world-class travel experience and look forward to smoothly flying the Wales national football team to Qatar so they can focus on what matters most: their world-class football.”

Football Association of Wales Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Noel Mooney, said: “The Football Association of Wales and the Cymru National Team are very pleased to be travelling with Qatar Airways to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

“We look forward to receiving excellent care and comfortable travel for our players and staff from Qatar Airways, which will assist us in our preparations for our matches at the FIFA World Cup next month.”

Wales will kick off its tournament play on 21 November in Group B facing USA at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. For those looking to cheer on the team in-person, fans can still purchase Qatar Airways FIFA World Cup™ Travel Packages at qatarairways.com/FIFA2022. The all-inclusive travel packages include official match tickets, round-trip flights and accommodation options.

In its goal to bring communities together through sport, the World’s Best Airline has an extensive global sports partnership portfolio. As a FIFA sponsor and Official Airline Partner since 2017, Qatar Airways also has football partnerships around the globe, including Concacaf, Conmebol, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern München. Qatar Airways is also the official airline of The Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Series, GKA Kite World Tour and has sponsorships across equestrian, padel, rugby, squash, and tennis.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.