Qatar Airways, sponsor of the electric street racing series Formula E, is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, Mr. Sébastien Buemi.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar was the official airline partner and title sponsor of the highly-anticipated 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, which took place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital on 20 May. Qatar Airways is also the official airline partner of the first-ever New York City ePrix, to be held in Red Hook, Brooklyn on 15-16 July 2017.
After presenting the trophy to the winner on Saturday evening, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to be the official sponsor of the Formula E electric car races in Paris and New York. Qatar Airways is committed to promoting sports as a key element in bringing people together. Formula E is innovative, bold and smart with its approach, concepts mirrored at Qatar Airways through our young and modern fleet, which is widely regarded as one of the most energy efficient in the sky.”
“We look forward to the ePrix race in New York this summer, at which time we will also introduce our new Qsuite Business Class offering on our Paris route,” he added.
The second edition of the race in Paris along L’Esplanade des Invalides offered racing drivers and visitors an exceptional day of exhilarating competition and impressive sporting skills. VIPs, honoured guests as well as French and international journalists enjoyed the competition and activities organised by Formula E and its partner, Qatar Airways.
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities, including Hong Kong, Marrakech, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions.
Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, F.C. Barcelona, Al-Ahli F.C. in Saudi Arabia, as well as the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open and the Qatar Total Open.
Qatar Airways, widely recognised as a leader in innovation and technology in the aviation industry, recently unveiled its new business class seat ’Qsuite‘ at ITB Berlin. The airline has also introduced high-speed broadband that will offer the same connectivity speed on board as in the ground, in partnership with Inmarsat (GX Aviation).
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Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sarajevo and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 199 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. 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 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 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, 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 sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC 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, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 199 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200, Fax: +974 4022 5350
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