18 Jul 2017 - 2:35
Qatar Airways congratulates New York City ePrix winner
Qatar Airways, the official airline sponsor of the electric street racing series Formula E, congratulated Sam Bird, the winner of the 2017 New York City ePrix, held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on July 15-16.
The airline was also the title sponsor of the successful 2017 Qatar Airways Paris ePrix, which took place around the architectural complex of Les Invalides in the French capital in May.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “As the official airline sponsor of the New York City ePrix, we are delighted to congratulate both the race’s winner, Sam Bird and Formula E for hosting such an exciting and successful event in New York, a key destination for us. We are delighted to have celebrated our 10-year anniversary of flying to New York last month by displaying our trademark colours on the iconic Empire State Building.
“And we are tremendously excited to be bringing our award-winning new ‘Qsuite’ Business Class seat to New York this autumn, a product which truly sets a new industry standard by bringing First Class to Business Class.” Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together. These new features provide the ultimate customisable travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs.
As a key partner of the New York City ePrix, Qatar Airways provided select invited VIP guests a First Class experience at the EMOTION Club in the eVillage event space.
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the world’s most iconic cities, including Hong Kong, Marrakech, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions.
Qatar Airways is the official sponsor of numerous sporting events, including the Qatar ExxonMobil Open and the Qatar Total Open; as well as being an official FIFA partner and the official sponsor of the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The airline has a long history of having one of the most modern and energy efficient fleets in the sky; combining speed, efficiency and distance.