Qatar Airways extend sponsorship with Barcelona


Barcelona announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to extend their sponsorship with Qatar Airways for one more season till 2017.

Qatar Airways will be the main sponsor for the Barcelona until June 30, 2017, under the same conditions as their current deal, reports Efe.

La Liga champions Barcelona have agreed a one-year extension to their shirt sponsorship with Qatar Airways, increasing the annual value of the deal to around £29.3million (€35m), according to Spanish media reports.

Qatar Airways and FC Barcelona have also worked closely to develop strategies to promote Barcelona in Asia, and this has produced an important increase in passengers from Asia Pacific to Barcelona.

Qatar Airways currently operates 14 weekly non-stop flights from Barcelona to Doha with great connections to points across the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.

Manel Arroyo, Barcelona vice president said : “Qatar Airways has helped us to make Barça bigger in recent years. The success that has accompanied the club has partly been their work,”

Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways said: “Three years ago was the first time we entered into such a landmark sports partnership. We are proud and greatly honoured to continue that relationship.”