Doha, Nov 15: Qatar Airways has proudly welcomed FC Internazionale Milano (Inter) into its esteemed sports sponsorship portfolio, officially designating the airline as the Official Global Airline Partner of the top-tier Italian football team.
The announcement was made at the Dubai Airshow 2023, where Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Engr. Badr Al Meer celebrated the partnership alongside Inter’s executive team and Club Legend, Marco Materazzi.
This multi-year agreement encompasses a wide range of collaborative efforts, including branding, hospitality, and marketing rights.
The comprehensive partnership extends beyond the football field, incorporating Qatar Duty Free and Hamad International Airport, and introducing tailored travel solutions for Inter fans.
As part of the collaboration, Inter enthusiasts will have access to exclusive Qatar Airways Privilege Club flight fares.
The extended group-wide rights with Inter comprise Hamad International Airport as the ‘Official Airport,’ Qatar Duty-Free as the ‘Official Duty-Free,’ Qatar Airways Privilege Club as the ‘Official Frequent Flyer Programme,’ and Qatar Airways Holidays as the ‘Official Fan Travel Partner’ in Qatar.
To commemorate this exciting partnership, Engr. Badr Al Meer hosted members of the Inter executive team for a special tour of Qatar Airways aircraft displayed at the Dubai Airshow.
Inter Legend Marco Materazzi also made a surprise appearance during the event.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Engr. Badr Al Meer highlighted Qatar Airways’ longstanding relationship with Milan, dating back to 2002, and the significance of deepening ties with Inter to strengthen the airline’s presence across Italy and Europe.
Alessandro Antonello, FC Internazionale Milano CEO Corporate, emphasized the growing appeal of the Inter brand and the alignment of values between the football club and Qatar Airways.
In celebration of the partnership, Qatar Airways Privilege Club will offer Inter fans discounts of up to 12 percent on flight fares to attend matches at the San Siro Stadium.
Qatar Duty-Free, recognized as the “Airport Retailer of the Year,” is set to elevate luxury standards through this sponsorship, enhancing the customer experience for VIP stakeholders.
The agreement with Inter extends to Qatar Tourism, contributing to a well-rounded partnership that supports the shared vision between Italy and Qatar, aligning with Qatar National Vision 2030.
Symbolizing excellence in aviation and football, the partnership allows Qatar Airways to connect with Inter on overseas tours and competitions as its key travel partner.
The airline will enhance its visibility in Milan through branded LED signage around Inter’s San Siro Stadium.
Inter, with its rich history of success, 19 Serie A titles, three UEFA Champions League victories, and eight Italian Cup wins, embodies the spirit of passionate football fans worldwide.
This partnership aligns with Qatar Airways’ mission of uniting the world through the power of sport.
With operations at two airports in Italy, Qatar Airways provides three daily flights from Milan Malpensa and 18 weekly flights from Rome Fiumicino.
Starting next January, flights to Rome will increase from one to three daily flights, further strengthening the airline’s presence in the region.
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