Qatar Airways has unveiled a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA World Cup livery to mark the beginning of a two year countdown until the tournament kicks off in Qatar in November, 2022.
The bespoke aircraft which features the distinctive FIFA branding was hand-painted to celebrate the airline's partnership with FIFA.
Qatar Airways plans to paint more of its fleet with the FIFA World Cup Qatar livery and these aircraft will visit several of the airline's destinations around the world, potentially including New Zealand.
The Boeing 777-300ER will enter service on November 21 operating flights QR095 and QR096 between Doha and Zurich.
Qatar Airways Group's chief executive Akbar Al Baker expressed his excitement about the upcoming tournament.
"We are tremendously excited to celebrate our partnership with FIFA and Qatar's status as host of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 by introducing this unique aircraft to our fleet. As Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, we can feel the excitement building with two years to go until we will welcome the world to our beautiful country," he said.
Qatar Airways has pushed on with operating most of its global network during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline is currently flying to 100 destinations and will further grow to more than 125 by March, 2021.
Qatar Airways will soon launch bespoke travel packages for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.