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Qatar Airways Joins Forces with Inter Milan.

Roger Hampel

Qatar Airways Inter Milan
Qatar Airways Inter Milan

Qatar Airways, renowned for its global presence in the aviation industry, has taken a significant leap in sports sponsorship by becoming the Official Global Airline Partner of Italian football giants, FC Internazionale Milano (Inter). This landmark partnership was announced at the Dubai Airshow 2023, solidifying Qatar Airways' commitment to the world of sports and emphasizing its strategic expansion in the European market.


A New Era in Football and Aviation Partnership

The collaboration between Qatar Airways and Inter Milan marks a new era in sports sponsorship, blending the world of aviation with the passion of football. The multi-year agreement entails a comprehensive partnership encompassing branding, hospitality, and marketing rights, as well as unique travel solutions tailored for Inter fans. This move is not just a sports sponsorship; it represents a fusion of two worlds where excellence, prestige, and global reach are paramount.


Comprehensive Partnership Benefits

Qatar Airways' partnership with Inter Milan extends beyond typical sponsorship boundaries. It includes rights for 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. This comprehensive approach ensures a deep integration of Qatar Airways' services with Inter Milan's global brand presence.


Celebrating the Partnership

The partnership was celebrated at the Dubai Airshow, where Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Al Meer, welcomed the Inter executive team and club legend Marco Materazzi. The Inter delegation experienced the luxury of Qatar Airways' fleet, symbolizing the high standards of both organizations. Inter presented Qatar Airways with customized jerseys, celebrating the airline’s seven-time recognition as the "World’s Best Airline".


Deepening Ties with Italy

Qatar Airways’ relationship with Milan dates back to 2002, making Italy a key market for the airline. The partnership with Inter Milan is a strategic step in strengthening this bond. It’s a collaboration that goes beyond sports, fostering cultural and business connections between Italy and Qatar. The airline's increased flights to Milan and Rome underline its commitment to the Italian market.


Inter Milan: A Club with a Global Footprint

Inter Milan's global appeal and illustrious history make it an ideal partner for Qatar Airways. With a fan base of over 400 million worldwide, the club's motto, “We are brothers and sisters of the world”, resonates with Qatar Airways' mission of connecting people through the power of sport. The club’s impressive track record in Italian and European football further elevates the partnership’s stature.


Benefits for Inter Fans

Qatar Airways Privilege Club will offer Inter fans special discounts on flights, allowing them to follow their team’s journey, especially at their home ground, the San Siro Stadium. This fan-centric approach demonstrates the airline's dedication to enhancing the football experience for supporters globally.


Elevating Qatar Duty Free

Qatar Duty Free, recognized as the 2023 "Airport Retailer of the Year", will leverage this partnership to further elevate its luxury offerings. The collaboration with Inter Milan presents an opportunity for QDF to reach a broader audience, offering a unique shopping experience to football fans and travelers alike.


A Vision Aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030

The partnership aligns with the Qatar National Vision 2030, fostering stronger relations between Italy and Qatar. It's a testament to the shared vision of both entities, aiming to unite people and cultures through sports and travel.

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