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Emirates Introduces World First Pele-Ane to Fleet

Emirates Introduces World First Pele-Ane to Fleet


Emirates’ global ambassador Pelé signs the very first Boeing 777-300ER Pelé-ane before it flies to São Paulo ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Just hours before the first World Cup match kicks off in Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, has unveiled the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ global ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé.

The first Emirates Pelé-ane will be connecting football fans with the action on the Dubai to São Paulo route. Identifiable from the ground or the air, the 350 seater aircraft now has a creative design, specific to the FIFA World Cup™, emblazoned on the fuselage along with the recognisable signature of the legendary Brazilian football great.

Two further Boeing 777 Pelé-anes will be unveiled tomorrow and one Airbus A380 will launch shortly afterwards. Another 115 Boeing 777s from the Emirates fleet, which will fly football fans to Brazil, will also carry a large 2014 FIFA World Cup™ logo.

Those passengers lucky enough to be travelling to Brazil, or any of the other 142 destinations served by Emirates, can also experience different facets of the tournament in a number of ways:

At the airport: The World Cup buzz begins at the airport, especially at the airline’s hub in Dubai, where check-in desks now prominently feature the hero image from the Emirates #AllTimeGreats commercial featuring Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo. In the award-winning lounges both in Dubai and the many other locations around the world, including Auckland, passengers can relax with a bite to eat in front of the live streamed games.

ice Tv Live on 16 Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft: From tomorrow to July 13 passengers on board one of 16 Emirates aircraft can watch all 64 matches ‘as live’ on the Sport 24 channel. This capability means not even a flight can get in the way of a football fan’s passions. Or if watching the whole match is too much, one of the seven rolling news channels can keep everyone up to date with the goals.

If the flight doesn’t have ice Tv Live: Passengers can still get goal-by-goal text updates on the ice Airshow moving map channels. On ice Digital Widescreen, the scores are shown in the news headlines under a dedicated FIFA Update section.

Fun for young fliers: To keep the children on board entertained, Emirates will be providing colourful snack boxes with cardboard cut-outs and stylish wrist bands in support of participating teams.

The Emirates World Cup initiatives will be on flights for the duration of the tournament. The airline expects to fly more than 18,000 passengers on its daily flights to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo over the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ period.

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