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Qatar Airways becomes official Ironman airline partner

Discounts and waived bike fees some of the perks Ironman athletes can expect with new deal

Ironman and 70.3 athletes will enjoy perks including 10 per cent discounts and waived bike fees on Qatar Airways thanks to a new global deal Ironman has signed with the airline, which now becomes the official airline partner of the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Series through the 2025 season.

In addition, Qatar Airways will be the title partner of the 2022 editions of Ironman  70.3 Sunshine Coast, Ironman Maryland, Ironman 70.3 Washington, and Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney triathlons and will connect athletes, officials, and fans via Brisbane Airport, Dulles International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Sydney Airport, respectively,” according to a release from Ironman. “Qatar Tourism will also be promoted to athletes and spectators across the global Ironman series as part of the partnership.”

In addition to the promotional fares for athletes and their families, those travelling to or through Qatar will be able to take advantage of special offers to Doha attractions.

“Qatar Airways’ goal is to bring communities together through sport,” the release continued. “Announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, it has an extensive global sports partnership portfolio. The partnership with Ironman will further elevate Qatar Airways’ extensive sports portfolio supported by the World’s Best Airline, including the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern München, Concacaf, CONMEBOL, and additional partnerships across multiple sports disciplines such as equestrianism, kitesurfing, padel and tennis.”