A Qatar Airways FIFA World Cup anthem recorded by internationally acclaimed singer Cheb Khaled and superstar DJ Rodge, called C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S., has been released on the airline’s official YouTube channel.
It will be played onboard flights arriving in Qatar.
The uplifting lyrics are in English, French and Arabic, and its catchy melody reflects the passion of all fans uniting across the globe in this shared experience, a press statement notes.
The release coincides with the opening of complimentary pre-departure waiting areas for all passengers flying through Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Doha International Airport (DIA) until December 31.
Named Passenger Overflow Areas (POAs), each has been built to provide fans with dedicated facilities, to complete their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 journey.
At both POAs, passengers can safely stow baggage, enjoy a taste of the best international cuisine, or relax in comfort and style while soaking up a football themed atmosphere.
In addition, the larger of the two overflow areas, at the HIA, includes a virtual reality gaming zone – a world first.
There are also soft play areas for children and huge screens to show football highlights.
“Qatar Airways is all about offering global passengers the best experiences the industry has to offer,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar al-Baker. “Passenger Overflow Areas will accommodate thousands of fans at any given time at our world class airports.”
“We’re dedicating the song, C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S., to those fans and to people everywhere, and we think it captures the excitement that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 represents to this country and region,” he said.
Fans travelling to the world’s greatest football show can find more information about the journey and the specially themed services on offer by reading the Qatar Airways travel guide: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/FIFA-world-cup/travel-guide.html
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar al-Baker with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.