* The nationwide carrier of the State of Qatar reveals B777 hand-painted in tournament livery

* 21 November will mark two years to go till FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Qatar Airways, Authorities Partner and the Authorities Airline of FIFA, today revealed a specially-branded Boeing 777 airplane painted in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery, to mark two years to go up until the competition begins on 21 November 2022.

The bespoke aircraft, which features distinctive FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 branding was hand-painted to commemorate the airline company’s collaboration with FIFA. More aircraft in the Qatar Airways fleet will feature the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery and will go to numerous destinations in the network.

The Boeing 777-300ER will enter service on 21 November operating flights QR095 and QR096 between Doha and Zurich. The inaugural path of the bespoke aircraft even more reiterates the airline company’s commitment to the FIFA collaboration by flying to the home of FIFA in Switzerland on this considerable date.

Qatar Airways Group President, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are significantly delighted to commemorate our collaboration with FIFA and Qatar’s status as host of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM by introducing this distinct airplane to our fleet. As Official Partner and Authorities Airline Company of FIFA, we can feel the excitement structure with 2 years to go until we will welcome the world to our beautiful nation.

” Qatar’s readiness to host FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is evident all around us. At Qatar Airways, our network recently expanded to 100 locations, and will further grow to more than 125 locations by March 2021, with an increasing frequency enabling our guests to take a trip when they desire across the world, safely and reliably. At Hamad International Airport, Authorities Airport Partner for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, preparations for the anticipated traffic growth are well in progress. The airport growth task will increase capability to more than 58 million guests annually by 2022.”

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, added: “Qatar Airways is proud to continue its journey supporting FIFA tournaments and with FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 now just 2 years away, we are particularly excited to reveal this lovely aircraft.”

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Secretary General and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2020 LLC Chairman, His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, added: “As we approach the 2 years until kick-off milestone on 21 November, it’s terrific to see other key tournament delivery partners such as Qatar Airways attain their own important Qatar 2022 objectives. Seeing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 brand covering a whole aircraft is an amazing minute for everybody involved in providing this historical competition and an important advertising action on our road to 2022. We hope this reveal helps excite fans at the possibility of flying here on one of these aircraft in simply 2 years’ time for the very first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab World and we look forward to inviting everybody that shows up in Qatar.”

FIFA Director of Marketing, Jean-François Pathy, said: “Our Official Partner Qatar Airways launching this striking, iconic airplane including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery is a crucial turning point. We are eagerly anticipating inviting fans from around the globe to experience this distinct FIFA World Cup ™ and find Qatar in 2 years’ time.”

Qatar Airways, in collaboration with Qatar Airways Holidays, will quickly release bespoke travel packages to visit Qatar for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.