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Emirates reveals special A380 and B777 liveries to mark the UAE’s 50th anniversary

Emirates has revealed special liveries on its Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs to mark the UAE’s 50th anniversary.

The aircraft will be emblazoned with a bespoke ‘United Arab Emirates 50’ design, denoting the Golden anniversary of Emirates’ home and hub, the UAE. The new 50th themed decals wrap both sides of the aircraft fuselage in Arabic and English.

The design utilises ‘Emirates’ in the original livery to complete the UAE’s name, denoting the airline’s pride at being a part of the nation’s journey and progress. The airline says that it has been carrying the UAE’s ambitions, values and inspiring success story across every corner of its network, as it ‘literally flies the nation’s flag around the world’.

The liveries also demonstrate the strength and resilience of the UAE’s aviation industry, which connects the world and brings people, businesses and economies together.

Photo: Emirates

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Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, commented on the 50th anniversary liveries:

The Golden Jubilee themed aircraft are inspired by the vision, determination and passion of the UAE’s founding fathers and the incredible 50-year journey since they started to shape a nation that has captured the world’s imagination – from its rapid progress to become one of the most connected countries in the world, to being one of just a few nations to launch a space mission. The next 50 years will continue to be driven by the same ambitious spirit to build a better and sustainable future for humanity, and the UAE will lead the charge as it evolves its national capabilities, champions innovation, and strengthens its position as a progressive world leader across a spectrum of areas.

The silhouette of the ‘50’ in the livery reveals dynamic yet graceful lines, illustrating the layers of the country’s storied history. The continuous swirls and curves demonstrate the vibrant characteristics and accomplishments of the UAE in the last 50 years, which has been continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, guided by a visionary leadership. The official ‘Year of the Fiftieth’ logo is encircled in the ‘0’ of the ‘50’ as well.

The first aircraft with ‘United Arab Emirates 50’ anniversary livery, A6-EVG made its debut flight to Frankfurt last week.

Over the course of the next month, more aircraft will be emblazoned with the special 50th livery. The Dubai-based airline states that on average, it takes up to 3 days and up to 14 staff to install each decal at the Emirates Engineering Aircraft Appearance Centre.

The fleet of aircraft wearing the UAE 50th anniversary liveries will fly across the Emirates network, and will be visiting Los Angeles, London, Washington D.C, New York, Munich, Zurich, and Paris, among other cities in the next few weeks, helping spread the UAE’s Golden Jubilee messages around the globe.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently launched a new account-based payment system called ‘Emirates Pay’. The airline has also reopened on its dedicated First Class lounge at Dubai International Airport and has launched an all-new airport service at Dubai International Airport to assist passengers more better. The carrier has launched flights to Miami, Florida making it the airline’s 12th destination in the United States. The airline has ramped up its operations across its network in response to pent-up demand. Emirates has resumed flights to Glasgow and has added a second Airbus A380 service to New York. Emirates Skywards has announced the launch of Skywards+ to offer its members access to exclusive rewards. Emirates, in the past month, has signed codeshare and interline agreements with two airlines. The airline has expanded partnership with South Africa’s Airlink, has announced an interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar and has announced codeshare with Brazil’s Azul. Emirates will increase flights to Dublin to Daily in October 2021.

Featured image by Emirates

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