After two very disruptive years, 2022 is looking spectacular in terms of international global sporting events. Aside from the usual popular resumption of many championships, leagues and events, next year also features (to name a few); The Beijing Olympic Winter Games, Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, Rugby Womens XVs (New Zealand) and Sevens (South Africa) World Cups, and the Commonwealth Games!
With commercial travel disruptions still on the horizon, many athletes, organisers, officials and fans will still opt for the convenience of private charter flights to reach the respective sporting events, and 2022 will be no different.
At the recent T20 Cricket World Cup in the UAE, several teams including New Zealand, chartered private flights to be able to attend the event. The same necessary action was taken by the Chinese Rugby Sevens men and women’s teams to participate in Dubai at the Sevens Rugby World Cup Qualifiers in November 2021.
Qatar - 2022 FIFA World Cup
The World Cup is held every 4 years, and the upcoming global showpiece is the first to be held in Qatar and the Middle East. The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup will offer fans the chance to explore an exotic region but also the chance to watch international calibre football at multiple multi-million dollar brand new stadiums.
The matches will be held at the following venues in Qatar:
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Al Thumama Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
- Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
- Education City Stadium
- Khalifa International Stadium
- Al Rayyan Stadium
The top 32 nations will compete for the ultimate prize in the most popular sport on the planet and unite a variety of fans around the love for the game. FIFA adds that “The tournament will be like no other, offering fans the opportunity to discover the culture of the host country, and the chance to attend more than one match per day during the group stage.”
For HNWI FIFA is offering VIP hospitality packages which include Team, Match, and Venue packages which can also be customised to offer a dream World Cup experience. The Pearl Lounge xperience (which FIFA says ‘exudes old-world grandeur and glamour” and costs starting from USD $4,950 and offers excellent pitch views, guest appearances and “ Six-course gastronomic showcase, featuring à la carte options, signature dishes and live chef stations” as well as “preferential reserved parking and an exceptional commemorative gift.”
There is even a private VIP suite available for USD $2.5 million with guests able to watch six group games, the quarter-final, & the FIFA World Cup final.
While taking in the opening ceremonies, group games, knockout rounds and of course the final, there is plenty of downtime to explore beaches to castles or the UNESCO world heritage site Al Zubarah and its unique fort, the Museum of Islamic Art, and the Katara Cultural Village.
The trip to Qatar is also a chance to discover more about Bedouin hospitality and traditions - the culture is still deep-rooted in Qatari society. Or enjoy the luxury resorts along the coast (and renowned hotels such as the Doha’s Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis hotels. You could even jet set to the neighbouring Gulf of Bahrain to the west, the Persian Gulf to the east, and Saudi Arabia to the south.
Hamad International Airport is Qatar's principal international airport since 2014 when it replaced the former Doha International Airport. The airport is accessible by private jets and helicopters.
- Country: Qatar
- Event Date: 21 November -18 December 2022.
China - Beijing Olympic Winter Games 2022
Beijing is already a popular destination but now will be the first city in the world to have hosted both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games.
Several venues from the 2008 Summer Olympics will be reused for the 2022 Winter Olympics as part of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIV Olympiad's (BOCOG) Sustainability Plan. One of the iconic venues set to be used is “The Bird's Nest" National Stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies.
In November 2021, all 12 competition venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were approved by the respective International Federations at the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The ongoing zero-policy in China and several outbreaks disrupting commercial flight cancellations have caused the IOC to brief national sports organisations to help them organise charter flights to make the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in time.
There are some VIP packages being made available with a choice of first-class accommodation in Beijing, Event day experiences, and Winter Games Commemorative Gift Packages.
An International Olympic Committee spokesperson confirmed that “air travel to Beijing will be made possible through charter, temporary and commercial flights and that Beijing 2022 “will assist stakeholders to book temporary and charter flights.”
The city will also host the ensuing Paralympic Winter Games from 4 - 13 March 2022.
- Country: China
- Event Date: 4-20 February 2022
New Zealand - Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 (Played in 2022)
The Rugby World Cup 2021 will feature 12 of the best women’s rugby teams in the world in New Zealand. The tournament was postponed until 2022 due to the global pandemic and the new dates for the tournament are 8 October - 12 November 2022.
The north island of NZ will host the international rugby matches, as Eden Park stadium in Auckland, which also hosted the men’s Rugby World Cup final in 2011, has been confirmed as the semi-finals and final venue. New Zealand Rugby and World Rugby have set an ambitious target to set a Rugby World Cup and world record for attendance at a standalone women’s rugby match day for the opening day of the tournament!
The Pacific nation is usually highly visited due to its natural beauty and Aotearoa (the Maori translation is "long white cloud" for NZ) has mostly been closed to international visitors between 2020-2021- so the women’s rugby tournament will be part of a series of events the nation hopes to ignite a return to tourism.
There are VIP and Suite packages available on match days with a suite hosting experience for the Opening Match, the Semi-finals and the Final. The private suites overlook the field and Category A balcony seating (for as many as 20 guests).The suites are catered and have premium food and drinks served throughout.
- Country: New Zealand
- Event Date: 8 October - 12 November 2022
South Africa - Sevens Rugby World Cup
Cape Town, South Africa, will host the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022, which will take place from 9-11 September 2022. This will be the first time the Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held in Africa and the 8th edition of the World Cup overall.
For fans, it’s an ideal trip to one of the most culturally, culinary and naturally diverse destinations on the planet, and best of all is that the Sevens World Cup is usually takes no longer than 2-3 days.
The top 24 men’s and 16 women’s rugby sevens teams will play at the 7s Rugby World Cup at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point - which has a maximum capacity of 55,000 and was designed for the hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2010.
There is plenty of time to seek out an adventure and go Great White shark cage diving, exploring the mountains and oceans, hike up the iconic Table Mountain or venture around the country and take in the Big 5 of animals at one of many safaris and game reserves.
We will bring you more soon with the best way to spend your 48 hours in Cape Town!.
- Country: South Africa
- Event Date: 9-11 September 2022
England - Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
Birmingham in England is hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 (XXII Commonwealth Games), which will see as many as 54 nations compete across a range of sporting events.
The Birmingham 2022 competition schedule features more medal events for women than men for the first time in Commonwealth Games history, as well as a fully integrated para-sport programme.
The venues being used for the Games are mostly located in Birmingham in the Midlands but there are events taking place in Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Sandwell, and London.
The main venue for the Games will be the Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr (renovated at a cost of £72 million), the stadium's seating capacity will be increased permanently from 12,700 to 18,000. In addition, the host city has built a new aquatics centre to host the swimming and diving events).
Birmingham is the second-largest city in the UK and easily accessible by the local airport and connecting airports across England, the UK and beyond. The city is located only approximately 160 km from Central London and there are a number of historical and cultural sites in the city to explore; from the Victorian buildings, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Jewellery Quarter, and several museums and national parks.
- Country: England
- Event Date: 28 July to 8 August 2022
Other key annual sporting events, high in demand in 2022 are:
- Golf Masters in Augusta, USA
- Super Bowl in the United States
- Kentucky Derby in Louisville, USA
- Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo
- Australia - T20 World Cup 2022 (16 October – 13 November 2022)
- China - 2022 Asian Games (September 2022)
Let us know how we can help you reach the best international sporting events in 2022 and beyond through our huge fleet range of jets and helicopters.