Annual championship brings the world’s female top tennis players to Doha
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are pleased to sponsor the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2018 at the state-of-the-art Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark leads the competition this year, after winning her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open last month. Wozniacki, currently ranked number one by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), will compete against several of the world’s top players during the thrilling seven day championship, including Simona Halep of Romania, Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, Garbine Muguruza of Spain and Karolina Pilskova of the Czech Republic.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice-President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to sponsor this year’s Qatar Total Open 2018, which will bring many of the world’s most talented female tennis players to compete for the coveted championship title. Every year, this thrilling competition is a major highlight on Qatar’s sports calendar, drawing thousands of spectators and fans of all ages
“As a longstanding sponsor of the Qatar Total Open, Qatar Airways demonstrates its continuous support of Qatar’s 2030 vision and promotes the nation’s aim to become a global sports destination. We look forward to showcasing our world-class hospitality this week, and wish all the players the best of luck during the championship.”
Mr. Thabet Musleh, Head of Qatar Duty Free, added: “Qatar Duty Free is proud once again to be actively involved in Qatar’s international calendar of sporting events through our sponsorship of the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2018. Every day we welcome thousands of customers from all over the world into our boutiques and stores at the award winning Hamad International Airport and we look forward to welcoming visitors of this championship to our Qatar Duty Free booth located at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, where they will have the chance to play and win an array of special gifts and prizes signed by the tournament’s top players.”
Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament Director, Mr. Saad Al-Mohannadi, said: “We are so pleased to once again host the top female tennis players from around the world in Doha at the Qatar Total Open 2018 tournament. We invite all international fans to support their favourite players at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex this week and watch the games live.”
Both Qatar Airways and QDF will mark their presence at the event by hosting special booths at the sponsors’ village, offering tennis fans a taste of their five star service.
Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of many top-level global sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, 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.
The award-winning airline has received a number of accolades recently, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations planned for 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, U.K. and Hatay, Turkey to name a few.
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 fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
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 4,000 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, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, 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 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.