Qatar Airways becomes official airline partner of Global IRONMAN series

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Ms. Lulwa Al Marri & Mr. Andrew Messick at the agreement signing ceremony

Qatar Airways and IRONMAN, one of a series of long-distance triathlon races, have entered a long-term global partnership, making Qatar Airways the Official Airline Partner of the Global IRONMAN Series and IRONMAN 70.3 Series through the 2025 season.

Qatar Airways will also be the title partner of the 2022 editions of IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast, IRONMAN Maryland, IRONMAN 70.3 Washington and IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney triathlons and will connect athletes, officials and fans via Brisbane Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Sydney Airport, respectively.

Under the partnership, Qatar Tourism will also be promoted to athletes and spectators across the global IRONMAN series. Athletes traveling to IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 events using Qatar Airways will have access to a range of benefits, such as promotional fares for themselves and family members, and for those traveling to or via Qatar, additional special offers to Doha attractions are also included. Furthermore, athletes who have completed an IRONMAN or an IRONMAN 70.3 event within the last 12 months will also be eligible for other unique benefits.

HE Akbar al-Baker
HE Akbar al-Baker
Group CEO
Qatar Airways

“Our partnership with The IRONMAN Group is a natural fit for our brand, where human endeavor proves that anything is possible. We admire the relentless effort and dedication of the athletes. Those are the attributes we strive to reflect in the way we serve our customers. IRONMAN races are hosted in different cities across the world, making our global network the perfect medium through which to connect endurance sports enthusiasts, athletes, supporters and officials.”

“Providing our athletes with an unmatched race experience is at the core of what we do, so we’re thrilled to partner with an airline that reflects our customer-centric approach and is committed to the highest standards in everything they do,” said Mr. Andrew Messick, President and CEO for The IRONMAN Group.

Along with leadership from both organizations, Ms. Lulwa Al Marri, the first Qatari female athlete to complete a full distance IRONMAN race, was in attendance. For several years, many Qatari athletes have participated in and completed different IRONMAN triathlons across the world.

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