The award-winning airline will collaborate with UEFA to deliver a daily live audio round-up of all Euro 2020 action and fan zone activities
The iconic UEFA Euro 2020 trophy travelled around the 11 European host cities, before making a special visit to Doha
DOHA, Qatar – A host of high-profile football players, pundits and celebrities will take part in the ‘The Euro Show’, the Official UEFA EURO 2020™ podcast, presented in collaboration with Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Sponsor of the flagship summer tournament.
The podcast will be featured on all major web, mobile application and social media platforms, rounding up expert match analysis, behind-the-scenes interviews, dedicated team updates, match previews and much more. Football fans will receive the latest insights and will be able to share content on their own social media accounts, and talk to other football fans.
Qatar Airways is also launching on-ground activities at Fan Zones in London and Rome, as part of its preparations for the championship, which will be organised in conjunction with the matches across all the host cities. Fan Zones will be an essential part of the European football festival, bringing thousands of people together to watch the matches being held across Europe and to experience other entertainment.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “With excitement building ahead of the championship, Qatar Airways has a strong partnership with UEFA for an unforgettable tournament. ‘The Euro Show’ will be a must for fans to tune in for expert analysis, engage with each other and receive latest updates from the heart of the action. As the Official Airline for the UEFA Euro 2020™, we are also proud to see the trophy visit Doha and be taken to the most famous sites around the country.”
With the 16th edition of the tournament kicking-off on 11 June, the iconic Henri Delaunay Trophy visited all the host cities and made a special trip to Doha as part of the UEFA Euro 2020™ trophy tour.
The 11 cities set to host the matches are Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, St. Petersburg and Seville. UEFA has worked with the respective authorities to ensure a safe return of spectators to the stadiums. The local organising committees in each host city have confirmed stadium occupancies from 22 per cent, with the potential to raise their capacities depending on the development of their mass COVID-19 testing programmes, and general health conditions.
The Fan Zones in London and Rome will incorporate a virtual reality stadium experience, photo opportunity, football freestyle performances and special giveaways.
The Qatar Airways network offers fans global connectivity to the host nations, either directly or via its codeshare partners. Fans are encouraged to comply with the border entry restrictions and requirements (including quarantine) that are in place at the time of travel.
The national airline of the State of Qatar launched a global UEFA EURO 2020™ campaign to create awareness for the biggest football event of the summer period and demonstrate the carrier’s mission of uniting fans of all ages and backgrounds through the passion of football.
Qatar Airways has an extensive global sports partnerships portfolio which includes the likes of football governing bodies such as FIFA, UEFA and CONMEBOL. As official FIFA partner, Qatar Airways has sponsored mega events such the 2019 and 2020 editions of FIFA Club World Cup™ and will sponsor the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The airline also sponsors some of the world’s biggest football clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, AS Roma, Boca Juniors, FC Bayern München, K.A.S. Eupen, and Al Sadd SC.
Qatar Airways recently became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. This follows Hamad International Airport’s (HIA) recent success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. These recognitions provides assurance to passengers across the world that airline health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, please visit http://www.qatarairways.com/safety.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 130 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to change their travel dates or destination if they need to.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 40 destinations including Johannesburg, Frankfurt, New York and Singapore.
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About Qatar Airways:
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline’s home and hub, was recently ranked “Third Best Airport in the World”, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020. Rising from fourth position in 2019 to third in 2020, HIA has been steadily rising in the ‘World’s Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014. In addition, HIA was voted the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the sixth year in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the fifth year in a row.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight in the belly-hold deck of passenger aircraft to an extensive network. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 24 Boeing 777 freighters and six B777-300ER mini freighters.
Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.