Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Goodwood Festival

  •   2018-08-03      

Qatar Airways announced that it is the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, partnering with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), which started July 31 and will continue till August 4. Considered to be the hub for the fashion-forward to flaunt their styles while enjoying some of the world’s most amazing flat-races, the Qatar Goodwill Festival is set against the magnificent rolling West Sussex countryside, all set to offer a thrilling week in totality.

The first day of the esteemed event was attended by important personalities, inclusive of the President of Qatar Olympic Committee, His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani; the British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, His Excellency Ajay Sharma; Al Shaqab Executive Director, Khalifa bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah; Qatar Equestrian Federation President, Hamad bin Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah; Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club General Manager Nasser bin Sherida Al-Kaabi; and QREC Racing Manager,  Abdulla Rashid Al-Kubaisi, as well as many horse owners and trainers from around the world.  

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said, “We are thrilled to once again be the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, a key event on the UK’s equestrian calendar. Our sponsorship of this event, in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, highlights the affinity for horses we in Qatar share with the UK. This sponsorship also demonstrates the importance of the UK as a destination, as seen most recently with the addition of two additional gateways into the country, Gatwick and Cardiff. We are delighted to welcome all to ‘Glorious Goodwood’ for this exciting event.” 

Qatar Airways is an award-winning airline, that has 95 flights to the UK per week, including 6 daily departures from London Heathrow, 16 weekly from London Gatwick and Manchester, as well as daily flights from Cardiff, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Winning the ‘ World’s Best Business Class’  by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax, Qatar Airways is readily offering its world-class service to the visitors of the UK and the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival.