MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 12: FC Internazionale Unveil New Partner Qatar Airways on November 12, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Diego Puletto - Inter via Getty Images)

Qatar Airways becomes the Official Global Airline Partner of FC Internazionale Milano


Nov 16th 2023

The partnership was formalized with two business events involving the top management of Inter and Qatar Airways in Milano and Dubai and was celebrated on Sunday with a huge San Siro takeover. Inter fans can access special Qatar Airways Privilege Club flight fares.

MILANO – FC Internazionale Milano is pleased to announce that a deal has been reached with Qatar Airways for it to become the club’s Official Global Airline Partner until the 2025/26 season.

The agreement will incorporate branding, hospitality, and marketing rights, including tailored travel solutions for all Inter fans, allowing Qatar Airways to strengthen its footing across Italy and Europe – a region of utmost importance to the airline. This partnership brings together two brands that share a penchant for premium, elegance and the ability to generate emotions. The club’s identity, which is characterised by the values of brotherhood and togetherness, aligns with its Official Airline Partner’s mission of uniting the world through the power of sport – symbolising excellence in the world of aviation and football. The partnership was formalized with two business events involving the top management of Inter and Qatar Airways, which were held on Sunday in the Inter HQ with Inter CEO Corporate Alessandro Antonello and on Tuesday at the Dubai Airshow 2023, in which Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Engr. Badr Al Meer joined hands with Inter’s executive team and welcomed the Inter Legend Marco Materazzi. The Inter delegation presented Qatar Airways with Inter jerseys printed with the number “7” to commemorate the airline’s seven times title of “World’s Best Airline”.

The new deal was also unveiled during Inter’s home match against Frosinone with a huge San Siro takeover.

“We’re so proud to welcome Qatar Airways to our family as a global partner. This agreement confirms the ever-growing appeal of our brand, which is now linked to one of the leading airlines in the world that shares our unwavering commitment to forge connections between places and people the world over. Thanks to this partnership, Qatar Airways will be granted access to our main touchpoints: our fanbase, which is made up of over 400 million supporters all over the globe, our illustrious history, our values and our unwavering connection with the city of Milano will support our new partner with its business development.”

Alessandro Antonello, CEO Corporate FC Internazionale Milano

FC Internazionale Unveil New Partner Qatar Airways
MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 12: FC Internazionale Unveil New Partner Qatar Airways on November 12, 2023 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Diego Puletto - Inter via Getty Images)

“Qatar Airways’ relationship with Milano goes back to 2002 when we announced Milano as our first service city in Italy from Doha. Partnering with football sensation, Inter, brings our relationship with this city full circle. Italy is one of Qatar Airways’ most valued markets and this partnership will only help strengthen our relationship with not only Milan, but all markets across Europe and Asia where Inter has a huge following. We look forward to working with Inter to chart a new era of success, both on and off the pitch.”

Ing. Badr Al Meer, Group Chief Executive Officer Qatar Airways

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To celebrate the partnership, Qatar Airways Privilege Club will be offering Inter fans discounts of up to 12 per cent on flight fares to witness the legendary Italian team compete at the San Siro Stadium. Synonymous with luxury and efficiency, the airline will be Inter’s key travel partner, flying the team to exciting overseas tours and competitions. Additionally, Qatar Airways’ brand visibility will be displayed around San Siro, in the form of LED signage. The partnership will also see extended rights with Inter teaming up with the award-winning Airline for a group-wide partnership, which includes Hamad International Airport (‘Official Airport’), Qatar Airways Privilege Club (‘Official Frequent Flyer Programme’), Qatar Airways Holidays (Official Fan Travel Partner’ in Qatar) and Qatar Duty Free. As the ‘Official Duty-Free’, it is set to elevate its standards of luxury through this prestigious sponsorship. Renowned as the unrivalled beacon of sophistication, Qatar Duty Free's recognition as the "Best Duty Free in the World" serves as a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence. Leveraging this esteemed status, the partnership with Inter represents a transformative milestone for customers and VIP stakeholders alike.

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