Qatar Airways announced as the Official Airline Partner of the Dublin Horse Show 2017

This week Qatar Airways, the world’s fastest growing airline, has announced their partnership with the 2017 Dublin Horse Show.

The partnership celebrates the Irish and Qatari affinity with horses and was announced today ahead of the Qatar Airways inaugural Doha-Dublin flight on June 12 this year.

The Dublin Horse Show is one of the largest international equestrian events in the world and features the finest show horses and national breed horses as well as top national and international show jumping.

The daily Dublin-Doha route is Ireland’s first ever direct air link to Qatar and Qatar Airways’ first ever service to Ireland 

Commenting on today’s announcement, Qatar Airways Country Manager UK & Ireland, Morena Bronzetti said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to partner with the 2017 Dublin Horse Show.  In its 144th year, the depth of culture and heritage around horses forms a natural alliance and is something we’re proud to support.

“Qatar Airways is committed to this new market and we look forward to celebrating the cultures and heritage of the Irish community.

“We are keen to strengthen our connections with Ireland and the Irish people. As a rapidly expanding business and cultural hub, we believe Dublin will be an appealing destination to travellers across the globe.

“Similarly, we believe the new route will inspire Irish passengers to explore Doha for the first time, and from there, connect to our more than 150 destinations worldwide.”

RDS CEO Michael Duffy said, “The RDS is delighted to welcome Qatar Airways on-board as Official Airline Partner for what already bodes to be a very special 2017 Dublin Horse Show. The Show is staged to showcase the best Irish horses to a national and international audience and this link-up with Qatar Airways has the potential to be beneficial for the Irish sport horse industry for which the Dublin Horse Show is the annual pinnacle event.”

The Dublin-Doha route will be serviced by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Flights are available for booking at

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