After a historic year as the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The Group of Qatar Airways announces yet another year of solid profitability with network growth, strong demand, and a great performance across all businesses.
The fiscal year 2022–2023 saw incredible financial gains for Qatar Airways Group, the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The airline credits its strategic approach as FIFA’s Official Partner, its focus to providing excellent client experiences, and the commitment of its international workforce for its success. Qatar Airways Group has positioned itself for future growth and market leadership with a net profit of QAR 4.4 billion (US$ 1.21 billion) and an overall revenue increase of 45 percent to QAR 76.3 billion (US$ 21.0 billion).
Passenger Revenue and Market Share:
Passenger revenue for Qatar Airways Group increased dramatically, rising by a whopping 100% from the previous year. This rise was fueled by a 31% increase in capacity, higher yields, and the highest load factor in the airline’s history—80%. The company’s dedication to providing top-notch customer experiences has helped it sustainably grow its market share. The airline of choice for millions of travelers throughout the world, Qatar Airways, has cemented its position with 31.7 million passengers transported, a phenomenal 71 percent rise from the previous year.
Program for Privilege Club Loyalty:
The Privilege Club loyalty program of Qatar Airways has also experienced substantial expansion, forming various new regional and international relationships. The program’s value proposition and revenue have improved with the use of Avios as its currency. To further improve the perks and options for devoted customers, Privilege Club members can now use Avios currency to make purchases at various Qatar Airways Group companies, such as Qatar Duty Free, Discover Qatar, and Qatar Holidays.
Qatar Airways Cargo:
Throughout the fiscal year 2022–2023, Qatar Airways freight, the top air freight carrier in the world, showed tenacity and adaptability. The business continued to maintain its strategy focus on expansion, sustainability, and digitization despite continuous market challenges. Qatar Airways Cargo significantly aided in the transit of commodities and the preservation of supply chains by aiding the continuance of global trade.
Operational Efficiency and Cost Control:
A solid EBITDA Margin of 23%, or QAR 17.8 billion (US$ 4.9 billion), was achieved by the Group. This was primarily attributed to cost-control initiatives across all business segments, agile operations, and streamlining processes. These successful financial achievements were made possible by the growth of Qatar Airways’ passenger and cargo networks, together with a dedication to customer and trade loyalty, product excellence, and cost control.
The role of Qatar Airways in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™:
As Qatar’s flag carrier, Qatar Airways was essential to the country’s ability to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. During the tournament, the airline carried 1.4 million passengers on its network, demonstrating both its quick responsiveness and dedication to bringing people together through sport. Due to Qatar Airways’ participation in the competition, there was a considerable return on investment in terms of media coverage, with more than five billion people around the world watching the game. The airline’s social media presence increased by more than 83 percent, enhancing its reputation and brand.
Hamad International Airport:
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has successfully maintained its status as a top-tier travel hub while being conveniently situated only a six-hour flight away from 80 percent of the world’s population. HIA was named the second-best airport in the world and the site of the best airport shopping in the 2023 Skytrax World Airport Awards. With the Phase B project currently under way, the airport’s continued expansion will double its yearly capacity to 70 million passengers, expanding Qatar’s connectivity and worldwide reach.
Partnerships and Sponsorships:
The Qatar Airways Group continued to expand its affiliations and sponsorships with the sports and entertainment sectors. The airline strengthened its links with prestigious football clubs by becoming the Official Airline Partner of FC Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain. It also became the official front-of-jersey partner for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, the Global Airline Partner of the Formula 1® racing series, and the official airline partner of the United Rugby Championship and European Professional Club Rugby championships. These partnerships have strengthened Qatar Airways’ dedication to the sports industry and increased its global visibility.
Qatar Airways Group’s fiscal year 2022–2023 outstanding financial performance, driven by its strategic approach and customer–centric emphasis, has laid the groundwork for future success. The airline demonstrated its expertise and dedication to providing extraordinary experiences as the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. Qatar Airways Group is well-positioned to keep up its position as a leader in the aviation sector because to a vast network, effective operations, and a devoted client base.