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Travel packages, which include flights, hotels and official match tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, have already been snapped up for the global tournament, which takes place from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

Millions will be watching on television but only a relatively few lucky fans will experience the thrill of football’s most exciting tournament live. Football fans still have until 31 January 2018 to secure their preferred travel package, with Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages still available for Group matches as well as the Semi-Final and Final for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, by visiting www.qrfootballpackages.com.

Members of Qatar Airways' frequent flyer programme, Privilege Club, also have the chance to begin planning their FIFA trip with exclusive travel packages designed to ensure they receive the ultimate FIFA experience. This follows Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club being named the Official Frequent Flyer Programme for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

An extensive range of travel package options are being offered by Qatar Airways Holidays, designed to make the most highly-anticipated sporting event of the year the easiest to participate in. A specially designed and intuitive booking platform features an easy to understand online brochure, providing details of all available travel packages, clear prices and what they include. 

Prices vary depending on match ticket category, chosen hotel type and flight origin. Qatar Airways Holidays travel packages for key group stage games and the final phases are available to buy on a first-come, first-served basis and can be bought until 31 January 2018.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Millions of people are expected to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ matches on television. But nothing beats being there in person and only Qatar Airways Holidays can offer unbeatable travel packages to give you that ultimate FIFA World Cup™ experience.

“We have made it even easier to get to the games in Russia, thanks to new direct daily flights to St. Petersburg as well as now offering three services a day to the Russian capital, Moscow. As the Official Airline of FIFA, we at Qatar Airways believe sport brings people together. We are keen to ensure that football fans can book our amazing FIFA World Cup™ experiences and get closer to the action thanks to our expanding global network via our state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport.”

Qatar Airways recently launched flights to the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg, on 19 December 2017, doubling the number of Russian routes operated by the five-star carrier. Qatar Airways now operates its daily St. Petersburg service with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 flatbed seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class. Travellers who book their match packages with Qatar Airways will also enjoy the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system Oryx One.