Qatar Airways touches down in Almaty for the first time, A7-BEB flies over the eight FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums in Doha

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Almaty in Kazakhstan landed at Almaty International Airport on Friday, November 19, 2021 (above), marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway in Central Asia.

The new direct services to Almaty will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.

In other news, Qatar Airways, Official Airline of FIFA, delivered a special fly-by above all eight FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums with the iconic Winner’s Trophy and a special FIFA legend on board, as part of day-long festivities to mark one year until the much-awaited tournament.

The special Boeing 777-300 aircraft (A7-BEB) (below), painted with bespoke FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ livery took center stage, carrying the Winner’s Trophy. Cafu, one of the most-capped players in Brazil’s history, a FIFA World Cup™ winner in 1994 and 2002 and a Qatar Legacy Ambassador was there to witness the fly-by and share the excitement of countdown to the iconic event.


First in "FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022" markings

Above Copyright Photo: Qatar Airways Boeing 777-3DZ ER A7-BEB (msn 43215) (FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022) MST (Rainer Bexten). Image: 952060.

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