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CHI AL SHAQAB’s collaboration with QATAR AIRWAYS

Publication Date:
01/03/15 6:05 PM
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Corporate, CHI AL SHAQAB

Qatar Airways is proud to carry on the partnership with CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 which will be held 2-7 March at Doha’s world-class equestrian venue. Qatar Airways is the official carrier of CHI AL SHAQAB 2015.

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 The international equestrian competition, in its third year, will see the world’s top equestrians compete across different disciplines. The exclusive equestrian market and strong Qatari bonds with its equine heritage ensure to showcase an impressive event.

Mr Ehab Amin, Vice President Commercial of the Doha-based airline says:”Qatar Airways is very happy to be associated with this prestigious equestrian event and is delighted to lend its support to CHI AL SHAQAB which is a true showcase of all things equestrian.”

Qatar Airways has been already associated with CHI AL SHAQAB in previous years transporting horses by special cargo planes to Doha from literally all around the world. Qatar Airways Cargo, in particular, is dealing with that delicate task.

“Qatar Airways Cargo working in close cooperation with CHI AL SHAQAB International Equestrian competition,” said Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Ulrich Ogiermann. “We deal with a very specific task to transport top horses to Doha for this amazing event and we make sure that everything is being handled on the appropriate level. We’ve got enough experience in this field so we are very happy to work with this famous equestrian competition.”

Horses are transported primarily between the Middle East and Europe, and between Europe and the USA. Unlike pets horses cannot be transported in the lower deck of regular passenger planes. They must be flown on dedicated freighters requiring special containers that fit up to three horses side by side.

Omar Al Mannai, CHI AL SHAQAB Commercial Manager stressed on the Qatar Airways professional approach to the transportation of horses. “This time Qatar Airways are transporting 135 horses to CHI AL SHAQAB .

applying their expertise and professional handling. This is extremely important for us and it’s equally as important for the riders and trainers. It also makes the spectators and the specialists happy which adds to the quality of the competition,” - he said.

Mr Al Mannai hopes that the fruitful cooperation and partnership between CHI AL SHAQAB and Qatar Airways will be developing even deeper this year.

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