Football fans won’t need to miss a single moment of World Cup action even when they’re soaring above the clouds, with Qatar Airways providing live TV coverage of every match to every passenger.
Spanning eight stadiums across Qatar, the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off from November 20, with 32 teams from across the globe battling it out on the field until December 18.
And as the official airline of the 2022 World Cup, Qatar Airways will beam all 64 matches free across its >Airbus A350, Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft, to seat screens as well as traveller’s own devices via WiFi.
However, that means those jetting off on the A380 superjumbo – including the daily flight from Sydney – will unfortunately miss out on the live feed – although there will still be plenty of other football-related inclusions on the flight to help you feel part of the action.
And even when matches aren’t being played, passengers can still get their fix with 180 football-themed titles available on the airline’s Oryx One entertainment system, in addition to enjoying FIFA branded amenities and stadium-worthy menus.
Those seated in first and business class – which includes the QSuite onboard the 777 and A350 – will find limited edition amenity bags stocked with Diptyque toiletries, together with FIFA branded jersey-style PJs, branded headphones and even bespoke menus.
Dining across all cabins has also been given a makeover, infusing it with what Qatar describes as “match-time favourites”, drawing inspiration from event food stalls, popular stadium snacks, and comfort foods enjoyed when watching a game at home.
Qatar Airways recently applied for permission to double its Australian schedule, which currently includes double-daily flights from Melbourne, and one daily service from Sydney and Brisbane, with an A380 from Perth taking off December 6.