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Qatar Airways named official airline partner for Auckland’s Eden Park

Qatar Airways named official airline partner for Auckland’s Eden Park
August 16, 2019

Qatar Airways and Auckland venue Eden Park have today announced a new strategic partnership that demonstrates the airline’s ongoing commitment to the New Zealand market.

New Zealand’s largest sport stadium, which tomorrow will host the 2019 Bledisloe Cup decider between the All Blacks and Australia, has linked with Qatar Airways in an integrated partnership that encompasses a range of initiatives including branding and member offers as well as cultural, charitable and philanthropic initiatives.

Qatar Airways Senior Manager for Australasia, Adam Radwanski explains “we are honoured and proud to be part of Eden Park’s family of Icon Partners. This sterling partnership is a fitting match for Qatar Airways that celebrates the sporting passion and fellowship.

“It is set to elevate both our brands on the global stage, especially with sporting fans in New Zealand and beyond.”

With 116 years of history, Eden Park plays an integral role in the local community and this new partnership will allow Qatar Airways to engage directly with New Zealand fans. It also has the potential to evolve over the next three years as Eden Park prepares to launch a range of tourism experiences including Stadium Glamping, zipline, and rooftop tours.

Welcoming the partnership, Eden Park Chief Executive Nick Sautner says it’s an invaluable opportunity to partner with a brand known globally, commenting “Eden Park has a long association with high-quality brands who align with our values, behaviours and customer service standards. We look forward to working closely with Qatar Airways to find more opportunities for our teams to collaborate for the benefit of our community.”

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways introduced its award-winning, patented Qsuite Business Class to New Zealand.

Based in the Arabian Gulf nation, Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

It was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite.

Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Image: Qatar Airways Senior Manager for Australasia, Adam Radwanski (second from left) with Eden Park Chief Executive Nick Sautner and Qatar Airways flight attendants at the announcement of the new partnership.

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5th June 2019 - Marvel Stadium, the SCG and Nick Sautner announced winners at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2019

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