Private Jet Travel to the FIFA World Cup 2022: What You Need To Know

PUBLISHED ON 11.14.2022

Every four years, the world comes together to watch the exhilarating FIFA World Cup. This year, soccer fans from around the world are traveling to Qatar to cheer on their country and take in the world’s largest sporting event. If you plan on joining the rush to Qatar to see the competition, private jet charter is your best bet for getting there. Make sure you are up to date with everything you may need to know about the monumental event and how to book charter flights to Qatar so that your trip can run smoothly.

When Is the FIFA World Cup?

This year, the FIFA World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 18. This is the first year that the World Cup will not be held in the early summer months, thanks to the extreme heat in Qatar. 

The World Cup will include 32 qualified teams divided into eight groups. These teams will match up against each other for a total of 64 games before a winner is crowned. As a result, spectators will have ample opportunity to see the top talent in the world go head-to-head with each other.

Unlike previous years, the entire first round of group stage games is completely scheduled with the match times and stadiums already set. Setting a plan to see the matchups you want has never been easier. The group matches will last through December 2 until the field of teams narrows down to the round of 16. You can find the entire schedule of World Cup games here.

Where Are the FIFA World Cup Games Taking Place?

For the first time, Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup. Qatar is a small peninsula country in the Middle East bordering Saudi Arabia on the Arabian Peninsula. Despite its small size, Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world in both GDP and culture.

World Cup games this year will be taking place in eight stadiums spread out among five cities across Qatar. The 2022 host stadiums are:

  • Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
  • Al Bayt Stadium
  • Al Janoub Stadium
  • Al Thumama Stadium
  • Education City Stadium
  • Khalifa International Stadium
  • Lusail Stadium
  • Stadium 974

Four of the above stadiums are located near the capital of Doha, while the cities Al Wakrah, Lusail, Al Khor, and Al Rayyan each host one stadium. All the host cities are on the Eastern portion of the Qatar Peninsula, and the farthest distance between any two cities is about an hour’s drive, making travel between each stadium reasonably simple.

How To Get to Qatar

With the sheer volume of travelers headed to Qatar to see the competition, private jet charter is by far the best way to reach the action. Commercial flights heading to are sure to be packed, with almost three million World Cup tickets already sold, and over 100,000 of those from the United States. Private flight demand is also high, but if you book soon, you can still plan a flight to get you to Qatar in time.

By booking private aircraft charter for the FIFA World Cup, you not only increase your chances but also enjoy added flexibility and comfort. Qatar has three airports that accept private flights, which are:

  • Al Khor Airport (OTBK)
  • Doha International Airport (OTBD)
  • Hamad International Airport (OTHH)

Hamad International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the region. As a result, it may be harder to fly into. Due to the massive influx of flights, expect to pay a slot fee of up to $5,000 if flying into the Doha or Hamad Airports so you can reserve a time to land. The demand may also lead to penalty fees for longer turnaround times.

However, if you are willing to travel a bit farther on the ground, you can fly into an airport in the nearby United Arab Emirates to avoid booking slots and excess fees.

Wherever you decide to fly into, make sure to book as soon as possible. After all, the FIFA World Cup is one of the most famous events in the world and only happens every four years, so many people are competing for the chance to be a part of it.

Book Private Charter Flights to Qatar

The FIFA World Cup is sure to be full of exciting moments and heated contests, which will only be amplified by the excitement of being in such a unique and culturally rich country. If you want to travel to Qatar to enjoy the action, Charter Flight Group has you covered. With impeccable safety standards, comfortable amenities and total convenience the whole way through, we will make your charter flight to Qatar smooth and worry-free.

Our 24/7 concierge service is always available to help you with trip planning and answer any questions, so contact us to learn more about booking private jet travel to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We are happy to assist you in figuring out the best plan for getting you there. Book your flight to Qatar with us today.


Adam Petruccione


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