Qatar Airways organized several opportunities for fans to celebrate their new official jersey partnership.
Paris: The sea of Les Rouge et Bleu met the burgundy at the Parc des Princes on Sunday as Paris Saint-Germain celebrated its new official Jersey partner, Qatar Airways.
The airline, which was named the Team’s Official Airline Partner in 2020 and most recently became an Official Jersey Partner in June 2022, hosted multiple celebrations with fans both in person and virtually to commemorate the partnership.
To celebrate the occasion, Qatar Airways organized several opportunities for fans to experience the best of both organisations. To kick off the weekend, the 340 passengers flying from Doha to Paris on flight QR0041 were stunned by new Paris-Saint Germain jerseys with Qatar Airways on the front. The flight also received special passenger announcements from PSG players Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe and Renato Sanches.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) aim to provide customers and fans with the best possible experience. We both believe in the importance of connecting the world, through sport and travel, and our shared values as global brands dedicated to excellence are sure to make this continued partnership a success through our fan travel packages and beyond. ”.
During the match, Parc des Princes featured full Qatar Airways branding throughout the stadium, including LEDs and the side of the pitch, fan engagement opportunities and a photo moment with the leaders of PSG and Qatar Airways, the full roster of players and the crew of Qatar Airways. Fans who were unable to see the display in person received full VIP access, with social media users pinpointing where Qatar Airways traveled within the stadium for behind-the-scenes views.
Throughout the season, fans will also be able to travel from more than 150 destinations around the world to Paris on Qatar Airways’ global network through Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages. As the official fan travel package partner of PSG, Qatar Airways Holidays offers all-inclusive travel packages for fans to attend any 2022-23 season home game live at the Parc des Princes stadium. Flexible and personalized packages allow fans to book their entire trip, including match tickets, hotel accommodation and return flights, all in one place, with no minimum stay. Fans interested in booking can visit Holidays.qatarairways.com/PSG. For GCC and global fans who have already booked their flight to Paris, Qatar Airways is offering additional packages, including hotel accommodation and match day tickets only, through qatarairwaysholidays.com/PSG.
With 46 major trophies in all competitions, Paris Saint-Germain is an iconic global club that transcends sport and incorporates the worlds of entertainment and fashion to position itself as a leading sports and lifestyle brand. The Parc des Princes is home to the French champions who have won the ‘Ligue 1’ title 10 times and are one of only three clubs in Europe to reach the UEFA Champions League round of 16 every season since 2012.
In its quest to unite communities through sport, the world’s best airline has an extensive portfolio of global sports associations which, along with PSG, includes football entities such as the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, FC Bayern München, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF. Qatar Airways has additional partnerships in multiple sporting disciplines including horse riding, kitesurfing, paddle tennis, squash, tennis and the recently announced Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Series.
Joining the celebration of the partnership, Qatar Airways’ hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, voted Airport of the Year for the second consecutive time and Official Airport of PSG, is working with Qatar Duty. Free (QDF) to expand the club’s official fan store at the airport to give fans the opportunity to obtain a wide range of official club merchandise on their way to Paris.