BERLIN: Qatar Airways has signed a five-year partnership agreement the German football team FC Bayern München AG (Bayern Munich). Under the new agreement, the airline becomes an FC Bayern München platinum partner until June 2023.
The five-season deal, commencing July 1, 2018, will see the airline’s logo adorning the shirt sleeves of the German league leaders. Hamad International Airport’s partnership agreement with the team, initiated in January 2016, will be continued with Qatar Airways, further strengthening the already strong ties between Qatar and Bayern Munich.
Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways who met with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the Board of FC Bayern München, and other club officials at ITB in Berlin, said, “Qatar Airways is delighted to be supporting Germany’s most-winning team, FC Bayern München. We look forward to working with, and engaging with, the club, the fans, and the people of Germany to help make a real difference through this exciting new partnership. Sport is a key pillar of the long-term vision of the State of Qatar, and as Qatar’s national carrier, we welcome the opportunity to use sport as a means of bringing people together.”
Since 2011, the Bayern Munich team has been travelling to Doha for its winter training camp in January at the Aspire Academy enjoying the world-class facilities available to them.