Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards and currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.
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At the end of February, Formula 1 announced Qatar Airways as new Global Airline Partner in multi-year deal.
“The best partnerships thrive because of mutual values. Both Qatar Airways and Formula 1 share passion for innovation, precision, and luxury. As a brand, we believe in the power of sports to unite people, therefore we have been selective with picking the most thrilling sporting events and sponsoring a variety of new and prominent sporting initiatives. With 23 stops on the 2023 circuit, F1 is a global sport, requiring a Global Airline Partner that offers extensive global connectivity. Hence, Qatar Airways demonstrates the perfect companion for one of the most sought- after motorsports worldwide” – said Mr. Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways to Formula1.com.
With the highly anticipated Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix quickly approaching, the one thing on F1 fanatics’ mind is ‘how do I get tickets to this world-class race!?’. That’s where Qatar Airways flies in with their Ultimate F1 Fan Packages!
These packages offer motorsport enthusiasts a unique opportunity to be in the midst of the most prestigious racing, providing flights, accommodations, race tickets and exclusive experiences all in one. Adding to the allure, the packages include complementary entry into the first Geneva International Motor Show in Qatar.
Fans also have exclusive privileges to the most sought-after areas of the race circuit to witness the intense action from prime viewing locations, in addition to access to the team garages, pit lane, and the start and finish line. With a purchase of a package, fans will also receive an invite to a meet-and-greet lunch with F1 Drivers or Legends. The official website of the packages can be accessed here.
We at Paddock Magazine spoke to Qatar Airways spokesperson to learn more about the packages offered by the multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways, which flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
How much time did it take to create the Ultimate F1 Fan Packages and where does the idea come from?
The Ultimate F1 Fan Packages presented a great opportunity for us to follow in the legacy of our successful FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 packages, and give fans and enthusiasts the chance to get closer to yet another globally acclaimed sporting event sponsored by Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways Holidays bundles flights, hotels, race tickets, and exciting experiences, making this a one-of-a-kind package.
At Qatar Airways, we believe your vacation should begin at wheels up, not at touch down. Whether you cheer for Alpine, Ferrari or Mercedes, you can create the perfect package for your dream Grand Prix experience.
All packages are customizable and can be combined as the traveler requires.
Can you tell us why someone should opt for your Ultimate F1 Fan Packages?
Qatar Airways strives to connect travelers to their favorite destinations and sporting events by providing one-stop-shop packages through Qatar Airways Holidays, allowing fans to enjoy every step of their journey.
The Ultimate F1 Fan Packages allow travelers to sit back and relax as Qatar Airways Holidays ensures a seamless experience combining return flights, hotel accommodation of choice and a multitude of ticket types featuring different and unique experiences.
All packages are customizable and can be combined as the traveler requires. For example, if a fan is looking to fly business class, but wants to feel the energy of the crowd in the grandstand for the Qatar race, they can conveniently choose their preferred ticket type, irrespective of flying business or economy class.
Additionally, the flights, hotels, and tickets are guaranteed with the Qatar Airways Ultimate F1 Fan Package, allowing fans to skip any last-minute worries and focus on cheering on their favorite drivers.
What are the main benefits of the Ultimate F1 Fan Packages, what makes it exceptional?
Aside from being customizable, every package comes with race tickets offering entrance to all three days of the event. For the Grand Prix in Qatar, fans can book up to six different types of tickets, each one offering some truly exceptional experiences. All packages for the Qatar race booked with Qatar Airways Holidays also include complimentary access to the Geneva International Motor Show in Qatar.
The Paddock Club™ ticket, available for all global races, includes gourmet hospitality, premium beverages, meet and greet with F1® drivers, special guest appearances, Paddock Club™ Pit Lane Walk, and guided paddock access to get behind the scenes of F1®. Those who book this ticket along with their package also get covered seats at the race above the team garages.
For the Qatar race, in addition to the Grandstand tickets, fans can also book packages with Champions Club™ Tickets, Premiere Hospitality Tickets, and the Club 16 Ticket, which comes with access to a dedicated premium lounge, prime seats with views of the Circuit’s main straight and final turn, fine-dining, open bar and so much more.
Qatar Airways Privilege Club members from select countries can book these packages using Cash + Avios. Members also earn Avios plus Qpoints on every purchase, which can be used at any airline within the Avios system and at Hamad International Airport’s state-of-the-art duty-free store.
Qatar Airways strives to make traveling to a Grand Prix as exciting as actually watching the races and these packages are a testament to that.
Qatar is a safe, family-friendly destination.
What are your consumers look like, is there a specific age group for example?
Everyone is welcome to the spectacular experience that comes along with a Qatar Airways Holidays package. Whether you’re a family of five, a couple looking for an exciting adventure or even a large group of friends and families, there’s a package that can be perfectly curated for you.
Qatar is a safe, family-friendly destination and is the perfect getaway for families with children of all ages, in addition to other traveler profiles. The Grand Prix in Qatar is an excellent opportunity to not just partake in the racing thrill of Formula One, but to also immerse yourself in authentic culture, warm hospitality, world-class shopping and dining, and a plethora of great experiences that make Qatar the welcoming country it is.