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Emirates makes an Airbus A380 all about cricket

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 20, 2019

 

Emirates engineering staff play a game of cricket on the tarmac with retired cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Emirates)
Emirates engineering staff play a game of cricket on the tarmac with retired cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Emirates)

Emirates is playing its part in the build up to the 2019 cricket World Cup with one of the airline’s Airbus A380s featuring a cricket-themed livery unveiled in Dubai on Tuesday (UAE time).

Retired Indian cricket Virender Sehwag among the first to get a close look at the aircraft, registration A6-EOH, when he met Emirates engineering staff who had worked on installing the 2019 cricket World Cup logo decal splashed across A380 fuselage.

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The batting champion, who brought the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy with him, also took time out for an informal game of cricket with the engineers alongside the aircraft, supported by Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey.

Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag with the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy. (Emirates)
Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag with the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy. (Emirates)

Emirates said the A380 will be flying to London and Manchester – the England and Wales are the co-hosts of the tournament that kicks off in May – as well as big cricket markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Johannesburg in South Africa and Mumbai in India.

Emirates divisional senior vice president for corporate communications, marketing and brand Boutros Boutros said the airline was proud to be the official airline for the cricket World Cup.

“Today’s reveal takes us one step closer to bringing the tournament to life for the nations competing in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, and for cricket fans across the globe,” Boutros said in a statement.

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“Emirates directly serves customers in nine nations participating in this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, and we look forward to sharing the excitement of this passionate sport with cricket fans and communities around the world, particularly those who will be feverishly following their national teams as they attempt to clinch cricket glory.”

The cricket World Cup kicks off on May 30, with 10 teams striving to lift the trophy when the tournament concludes with the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14.

The competing teams comprise Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

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2 Comments

  • Tata

    says:

    I guess the possible upside to this is that it’s easier to fall asleep on board.

    Have to say that I love their idea of a “World” Cup. All 9 Nations of the world.

    • Mick

      says:

      At least it’s 9. How about the ‘World’ Series baseball with 2 nations (because Canada have one team in it)

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Emirates makes an Airbus A380 all about cricket

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 20, 2019

 

Emirates engineering staff play a game of cricket on the tarmac with retired cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Emirates)
Emirates engineering staff play a game of cricket on the tarmac with retired cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Emirates)

Emirates is playing its part in the build up to the 2019 cricket World Cup with one of the airline’s Airbus A380s featuring a cricket-themed livery unveiled in Dubai on Tuesday (UAE time).

Retired Indian cricket Virender Sehwag among the first to get a close look at the aircraft, registration A6-EOH, when he met Emirates engineering staff who had worked on installing the 2019 cricket World Cup logo decal splashed across A380 fuselage.

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The batting champion, who brought the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy with him, also took time out for an informal game of cricket with the engineers alongside the aircraft, supported by Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey.

Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag with the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy. (Emirates)
Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag with the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy. (Emirates)

Emirates said the A380 will be flying to London and Manchester – the England and Wales are the co-hosts of the tournament that kicks off in May – as well as big cricket markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Johannesburg in South Africa and Mumbai in India.

Emirates divisional senior vice president for corporate communications, marketing and brand Boutros Boutros said the airline was proud to be the official airline for the cricket World Cup.

“Today’s reveal takes us one step closer to bringing the tournament to life for the nations competing in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, and for cricket fans across the globe,” Boutros said in a statement.

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“Emirates directly serves customers in nine nations participating in this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, and we look forward to sharing the excitement of this passionate sport with cricket fans and communities around the world, particularly those who will be feverishly following their national teams as they attempt to clinch cricket glory.”

The cricket World Cup kicks off on May 30, with 10 teams striving to lift the trophy when the tournament concludes with the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14.

The competing teams comprise Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

2 Comments

  • Tata

    says:

    I guess the possible upside to this is that it’s easier to fall asleep on board.

    Have to say that I love their idea of a “World” Cup. All 9 Nations of the world.

    • Mick

      says:

      At least it’s 9. How about the ‘World’ Series baseball with 2 nations (because Canada have one team in it)

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Emirates makes an Airbus A380 all about cricket

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 20, 2019

 

Emirates engineering staff play a game of cricket on the tarmac with retired cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Emirates)
Emirates engineering staff play a game of cricket on the tarmac with retired cricketer Virender Sehwag. (Emirates)

Emirates is playing its part in the build up to the 2019 cricket World Cup with one of the airline’s Airbus A380s featuring a cricket-themed livery unveiled in Dubai on Tuesday (UAE time).

Retired Indian cricket Virender Sehwag among the first to get a close look at the aircraft, registration A6-EOH, when he met Emirates engineering staff who had worked on installing the 2019 cricket World Cup logo decal splashed across A380 fuselage.

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The batting champion, who brought the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy with him, also took time out for an informal game of cricket with the engineers alongside the aircraft, supported by Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey.

Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag with the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy. (Emirates)
Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag with the International Cricket Council World Cup trophy. (Emirates)

Emirates said the A380 will be flying to London and Manchester – the England and Wales are the co-hosts of the tournament that kicks off in May – as well as big cricket markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Johannesburg in South Africa and Mumbai in India.

Emirates divisional senior vice president for corporate communications, marketing and brand Boutros Boutros said the airline was proud to be the official airline for the cricket World Cup.

“Today’s reveal takes us one step closer to bringing the tournament to life for the nations competing in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, and for cricket fans across the globe,” Boutros said in a statement.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“Emirates directly serves customers in nine nations participating in this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, and we look forward to sharing the excitement of this passionate sport with cricket fans and communities around the world, particularly those who will be feverishly following their national teams as they attempt to clinch cricket glory.”

The cricket World Cup kicks off on May 30, with 10 teams striving to lift the trophy when the tournament concludes with the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14.

The competing teams comprise Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

2 Comments

  • Tata

    says:

    I guess the possible upside to this is that it’s easier to fall asleep on board.

    Have to say that I love their idea of a “World” Cup. All 9 Nations of the world.

    • Mick

      says:

      At least it’s 9. How about the ‘World’ Series baseball with 2 nations (because Canada have one team in it)

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