Manchester City and Arsenal have tapped into the airline market to find headline stadium sponsors and it is reported that Qatar Airways is considering sponsoring an English Premier League team after the CEO confirmed that they have been approached by two clubs.
Akbar Al Baker explained at the Farnborough Airshow.
"Two English teams have approached us. We told them that we would consider it ... but we are not yet ready to do it,"
He went on to say the approaches had come from clubs looking to build new stadiums and that Qatar Airways favoured a deal involving stadium naming rights - similar to Arsenal's deal with Dubai-based Emirates Airline.
"If we do it we would like to do it in a big way," he said.
The two clubs in the Premier League are thought to be Liverpool and Tottenham who are looking at the feasibilities of building new stadiums.