Qatar Airways backs Formula E events in Paris, New York

Qatar Airways has reached an agreement with the Formula E electric car-racing series to sponsor events in Paris and New York City.

Qatar Airways will serve as the official airline partner of the Paris ePrix, and has also been named the title sponsor of the event in the French capital, which takes place on May 20.

The deal also names Qatar Airways as the official airline partner of the inaugural New York City ePrix, which is to be held on July 15-16.

“This partnership continues to show the growth of the series on a global scale; we are working closely with distinguished companies in a variety of industries and fields all over the world,” Formula E’s founder and chief executive, Alejandro Agag, said.

“I’m delighted to add Qatar Airways to the growing list of partners joining Formula E, demonstrating arguably the best partnership portfolio of any sporting platform.”