With demand soaring, Qatar Airways ramps up special all-inclusive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ travel packages for fans to secure their place in world’s biggest football event. The additional packages include match tickets, flights and accommodation throughout the course of the tournament, allowing passionate football fans to book their seats and follow their favourite team during the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East.
Qatar Airways is proud to be the Official Airline of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and bring the world’s most prestigious sporting event to the Middle East for the first time.Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive
The airline originally launched these packages in September 2021, to cater to millions of anticipating fans, but now, with less than 130 days to go until the mega event, a worldwide demand for match tickets has risen and these travel packages provide fans with guaranteed tickets to experience the games in person. In a few easy steps, they can purchase match tickets, flights and accommodation through a single dedicated platform.
If they are not yet members, fans need to ensure they join the Qatar Airways Privilege Club in advance, after which they will be able to access the fan travel packages portal and select their options, which come with booking flexibility and seat reservations for their preferred games.
“We anticipate unprecedented demand throughout the tournament and, as part of our agreement with FIFA, fans from around the globe can rely on us to enjoy this once in-a-lifetime journey from start to finish. The fan travel packages will guarantee passengers a remarkable bucket-list trip and seamless travel experience”, said the airline’s CEO Akbar Al Baker.
A specially branded Boeing 777 aircraft was first announced in November 2020, to mark the two years countdown until the tournament, and was showcased at the Farnborough International Airshow 2022. The plane was hand painted with the distinctive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ branding to commemorate the airline’s partnership with FIFA.
“On our road to 2022, seeing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ brand an entire aircraft and display it at such a prestigious event, is an exciting moment for everyone involved in delivering this historic tournament. Qatar’s readiness to host FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is evident to all around us here in Farnborough. We hope to see many of those attending the airshow take advantage of the incredible packages Qatar Airways is offering to transport fans to the biggest tournament in the World”, said Mr Al Baker.
The tournament will be held across eight world-class stadiums designed to invoke the symbols of Arabic culture. The Al Bayt Stadium will host the Opening Match with a capacity of 60,000 seats, while Lusail Stadium is set to host the Final Match of the tournament, with a capacity of 80,000 seats. The remaining stadiums, which include Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium, Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium, will house about 40,000 spectators each.