Emirates is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the formation of the United Arab Emirates by carrying a special anniversary logo, emblazoned on its Airbus A380 aircraft, around the world.
“In recognition of this exciting milestone in the United Arab Emirates’ history, Emirates wanted to find a unique way to celebrate with the people of the UAE, and what better way than taking the 40th anniversary message around the world with our flagship aircraft. The logo will be seen on the five continents that we fly our A380s to on a daily basis,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group.
The 40th Anniversary logo will be carried on the A380 to 16 different airports in 14 countries over the next three months.
Emirates, that has the flag of the UAE incorporated into its aircraft livery, was formed in 1985 and its growth has been synonymous with the growth of the UAE.
Each of the 40th Anniversary logos, that measure three metres by three metres, and will be positioned on the left hand side of the aircraft take approximately six hours each to apply. The final A380 bearing the logo will be rolled out on 23rd November in time for UAE National Day on 2nd December.
Emirates is the largest operator of the environmentally friendly double-decker aircraft, flying the A380 to London Heathrow (double-daily), Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Jeddah, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland.
From 25th November Emirates’ A380 will also begin serving Munich, followed by Rome on 1st December and Kuala Lumpur on 1st January 2012.