Qatar Airways has signed a five-year partnership agreement with the German football team FC Bayern München AG (Bayern Munich). Under the new agreement, the airline becomes an FC Bayern München platinum partner until June 2023.
The five-season deal, commencing 1 July, will see the airline’s logo adorning the shirt sleeves of the German league leaders. Hamad International Airport’s partnership agreement with the team, initiated in January 2016, will be continued with Qatar Airways, further strengthening the already strong ties between Qatar and Bayern Munich.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, who met with FC Bayern München Board Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and other club officials at ITB in Berlin, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be supporting Germany’s most-winning team, FC Bayern München. We look forward to working with, and engaging with, the club, the fans, and the people of Germany to help make a real difference through this exciting new partnership. Sport is a key pillar of the long-term vision of the State of Qatar, and as Qatar’s national carrier, we welcome the opportunity to use sport as a means of bringing people together.”
Since 2011, the Bayern Munich team has been travelling to Doha for its winter training camp in January at the Aspire Academy, enjoying the world-class facilities available to them.
Qatar Airways has been serving the people of Germany for nearly 20 years. The carrier now operates 35 weekly flights between Doha and Germany – double daily non-stop to Munich and Frankfurt – as well as daily non-stop to Berlin, providing onward connections to more than 150 destinations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Qatar Airways has also announced that it will be introducing its innovative First in Business class seat Qsuite on its flights to Frankfurt from May this year, as well as Berlin and Munich by the end of summer 2018.