Posted on August 04, 2013

Qatar Airways recently kicked off its sponsorship of the FC Barcelona Asia Tour by launching a contest for Facebook® fans to celebrate the airline’s support for the team’s visit to Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Facebook contest, which began 1st July and ran through 31st July, gained the airline hundreds of thousands of new fans and propelled Qatar Airways to become the fastest growing airline on social media according to analytics platform, Social Bakers.

Two lucky winners, from one of the many destinations that Qatar Airways flies, will fly with a guest in the airline’s award-winning Business Class, receive VIP tickets to either the Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur match, and have a chance to meet FC Barcelona players for a private autograph session, as well as two nights at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok which is located by the magnificent River of Kings or Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - a paradise in the heart of a metropolis. 

Qatar Airways is also giving its fans the opportunity to customize their personal Facebook and Twitter profiles with an exclusive badge to share their love for football. The airline expects a continued strong surge of fans, as it spreads its brand message worldwide, via its partnership with FC Barcelona as main sponsor.  Fans can follow the club’s Asia Tour 2013 on  

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 128 key business and leisure destinations worldwide. Qatar Airways has so far launched six destinations this year – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman) and Basra (Iraq).

Over the next few months, the network will expand with the addition of further destinations – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014)