Emirates unveils 'specially-dressed' A380 aircraft to celebrate WC with fans across the world
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 02 : With just two weeks left until the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Emirates airline, a global connector of people, places and passions, has unveiled the first of its aircraft that would feature the tournament's logo.
The Emirates Airbus A380 recently set off to Australia and New Zealand, and is the first of a number of specially-dressed Emirates aircraft that would fly around the globe, celebrating this major event with cricket-lovers and uniting fans around the world.
Emirates has been the official partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2007 and all its major tournaments including the upcoming tournament. In partnership with the ICC, Emirates also sponsors the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Match Referees.
Cricket has provided Emirates with a powerful platform to connect with fans and communities across Asia, Australia, South Africa and the UK. In addition to its partnership with the ICC, Emirates' cricket sponsorships include:
1. Title Sponsor of the Emirates Airline Twenty20, which brings successful County Cricket Clubs to Dubai to compete for the coveted Emirates T20 Championship.
2. In the UK, Emirates has partnerships with Durham County Cricket Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club, including naming rights to both clubs' playing grounds and their respective T20 representative teams.
Emirates has unveiled specially-dressed aircraft on special occasions and during major events, such as during the 2020 World Expo bid, which Dubai won in 2013.
Currently the world's largest A380 operator with 57 aircraft in its fleet, Emirates is expecting to take delivery of 15 A380s this year and has 83 A380s on order.
The Emirates A380 flies to 34 destinations across the globe, with Perth to join the network in May, Dusseldorf in July, and Madrid in August. (ANI)