FIFA has renewed its collaboration with global airline partner Qatar Airways, which will also see special ticketing packages offered to fans.
The partnership was announced at a signing ceremony in Doha’s Hamad International Airport.
The agreement will cover major FIFA tournaments including the 2026 Men’s World Cup, 2027 Women’s World Cup and 2030 Men’s World Cup. Youth events will also be included, starting with the ongoing Under-17 World Cup in Indonesia.
The deal will see the airline offer exclusive travel packages including match tickets, flights, and accommodation for select FIFA competitions through a dedicated platform. It is hoped this will allow Qatar Airways to “engage with fans on a deeper level”.
“I am very proud to announce the renewal of our partnership between Qatar Airways and FIFA,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
“It is a great partnership that has brought a lot of success to FIFA, and of course as well to Qatar Airways. My thanks to Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, the GCEO, and to the whole fantastic team of Qatar Airways. One year after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, here we are again to celebrate.”
FIFA has worked with Qatar Airways since May 2017, with the partnership then culminating at last year’s World Cup in the country.
Qatar Airways has made multiple sponsorship deals within football, most recently becoming Italian side Inter Milan’s official airline partner this month.
It is also the premium partner of French champions Paris Saint-Germain and has previously sponsored UEFA Euro 2020.
“We are excited to extend our partnership with FIFA as the Global Airline Partner,” said Qatar Airways chief executive Al-Meer.
“As an airline, we are committed to connecting the world, and this partnership allows us to reach millions of football fans. Football has the power to unite people across cultures and continents, and we are proud to continue to be part of this incredible journey.
“We eagerly anticipate the upcoming tournaments and look forward to creating unforgettable experiences for fans around the world.”