In Pics: Emirates Airbus A380 turned painted in World Cup colours for Virender Sehwag

Mar 20, 2019, 18:45 PM IST
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With about two months left for ICC World Cup 2019, Emirates has revealed its special A380 livery in the build-up to one of the world’s most-anticipated sporting events. Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag and Emirates-sponsored Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmoud and Tom Bailey marshalled the newly emblazoned aircraft out of the Emirates Engineering hangar in Dubai. The images of the their journey were shared by Emirates on its Twitter handle. These cricketers were accompanied by Emirates Engineering staff, who had worked on installing the decal. 

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Emirates on world cup tournamnet:

Emirates on world cup tournamnet:

Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand for Emirates airline, said that this is one step closer to bringing the tournament to life for the nations competing in it. (Twitter)

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Emirates serves nine nations in WC

Emirates serves nine nations in WC

"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," Boutros Boutros said. (Twitter)

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Emirates has flown above 1 billion km:

Emirates has flown above 1 billion km:

It has flown over 1 billion kilometres. There are 108 A380 in Emirates' fleet and another 54 are yet to be delivered. (Twitter)

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150 million passengers since 2008:

150 million passengers since 2008:

According to the Emirates website, A380 travels to 50 destinations and has carried about 150 million passengers since 2008.

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Virender Sehwag in World Cup:

Virender Sehwag in World Cup:

Virender Sehwag was part of India's World Cup winning squad in 2011 and formed a formidable opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar. He has also represented India in 2003 and 2007 ODI World Cups.

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