cuban8
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Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:55 am

According to the news, Qatar Airways will be the main sponsor and will also appear on FC Barcelona's shirts for the season 2013/2014. This will be the first time a business company will appear on the jersey's of the Catalan club.

http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/qat...eiled-as-barca-shirt-sponsors.html

This raises a few questions:

Does this affect the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines, or can we expect Messi flying a TK airplane while wearing a Qatar Airways shirt?

Is there any other airline out there from who we can expect a sponsorship for a soccer team in Europe? Emirates, Etihad and now Qatar!!!

What are your opinions...
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RE: Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:22 pm

Interesting, as Barca have have had a non-profit deal with Unicef for as long as I can remember! Qatar also have their logo on the roof of Brentford's Griffin Park, which is visible from aircraft landing on 27R at Heathrow.
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RE: Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:09 pm

Quoting hotplane (Reply 1):
Interesting, as Barca have have had a non-profit deal with Unicef for as long as I can remember!

Well this season they are sponsored by Qatar Foundation, although they do have Unicef on the back.

A few airlines that have sponsored football (soccer) teams include:
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) - Air Asia, previously Malaysia Airlines & Gulf Air
AC Milan, Arsenal, PSG, HSV, Chelsea (previously) - Emirates
Southampton & Birmingham City - Flybe (previously)
Tottenham Hotspur - Thomson (although holidays, previously)
Luton Town - easyJet
Manchester City - Etihad Airways

Just a few, there are several others too.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:28 pm

Quoting cuban8 (Thread starter):
Does this affect the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines,

AFAIK, with the arrival of the Qatar sponsorship, TK won't be there.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:46 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
AC Milan, Arsenal, PSG, HSV, Chelsea (previously) - Emirates

I believe Real Madrid and Olympiakos will be added to that list next year.
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RE: Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:03 pm

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
A few airlines that have sponsored football (soccer) teams include:

Airbus sponsors Broughton F.C. Their logo has an A380 on it  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_UK_Broughton_F.C.

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
PSG

Interestingly, Paris Saint-Germain is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, who I believe own part of Qatar Airways.
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RE: Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:21 pm

If I'm not mistaken, AA sponsors Fulham in the EPL, though they are not the shirt-sponsor. I know that LH is a big sponsor of Bayern Munich, though again not the shirt sponsor.
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RE: Qatar Airways Main Sponsor Of FC Barcelona

Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:16 pm

I've seen AA advertising on the side boards at Fulham home matches. Also, there are Delta ads at Stamford Bridge. I believe DL is the "official travel partner" of Chelsea, or something like that.
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