Qatar Airways announced its sponsorship of Formula E - the electric street racing series - for the Paris and New York City ePrix. The airline will also be the title sponsor of the 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix which will take place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital on 20 May.
The airline will also be named the official airline partner of the first-ever New York City ePrix taking place in Red Hook, Brooklyn on 15-16 July 2017.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “It’s fantastic news that Qatar Airways is joining the electric street racing series as race title partner of Paris and official airline partner for two of the flagship events on the Formula E calendar in Paris and New York. This partnership continues to show the growth of the series on a global scale; we are working closely with distinguished companies in a variety of industries and fields all over the world. I’m delighted to add Qatar Airways to the growing list of partners joining Formula E, demonstrating arguably the best partnership portfolio of any sporting platform.”
Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of many sporting events, including the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Qatar Total Open, as well as being the official sponsor of F.C. Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi F.C. The airline is also widely regarded as having one of the most modern and energy efficient fleets in the sky.