Emirates celebrates T20 World Cup 2021 with special A380 livery

Emirates unveiled the themed A380 livery celebrating the onset of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

In the spirit of the commencement of the much-awaited ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Emirates has launched a fresh new A380 livery. The tournament is taking place in UAE and Oman for the very first time, and the leading airlines painted its fuselage with a vibrant decal aligned with the theme.

The newly emblazoned aircraft was unveiled after a game of mini-cricket umpired by Indian international cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, in the presence of over 100 Emirates Engineering employees, many of whom were involved in the installation of the special decal and form part of the nine cricket teams at the airline’s engineering centre. The unveiling was followed by a special appearance of the iconic trophy of the reputed tournament.

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The vibrant decal of Emirates T20 World Cup A380 livery! Image: Courtesy Emirates.

Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand, Emirates, says, “We are excited that the iconic ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup is taking place here in our home, the UAE, and are proud as the official airline and partner to bring in teams from all over the world to compete.”

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“What better way to spread the appeal of the event than to transport it around the world with our long-standing partner Emirates,” says Anurag Dahiya, Chief Commercial Officer, International Cricket Council (ICC).

The vibrant decal covering the Emirates A380 fuselage includes pink and yellow figures batting and bowling against a purple backdrop. The decal was installed on the A6-EVE before the aircraft made its first trip to Mauritius. Emirates directly serves 12 nations participating in the seventh edition of the tournament. Over the next few months, the aircraft is expected to fly across the Emirates’ growing A380 network and will make visits to the UK, South Africa, The Netherlands, and other cricketing nations. The ongoing tournament started on October 17 and will continue till November 14 this year.

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