Emirates Airline Mercedes-Benz first class fleet deal delivers 46 luxury E-Class estates and Viano

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Published December 10th, 2012 - 07:10 GMT

A Mercedes-Benz fleet deal with Emirates Airline (EK) to provide 46 estate variants of the segment leading E-Class executive saloon and 20 luxurious Viano large-capacity vehicles has been delivered to the airline’s dedicated Terminal 3 hub at Dubai International Airport, providing comfort, value and peace of mind for EK’s First Class customer chauffer service. 

Finalised in January 2012 by Gargash Enterprises – the authorised Mercedes-Benz distributor for Dubai and Northern Emirates in conjunction with Daimler Middle East and Levant (DMEL) Corporate Sales - the contract for the shining black fleet took effect in Q3 this year. 

With the new model widely regarded as "the best business saloon in the world", the E-Class is seen as being the definitive Mercedes-Benz. An understated statement of success for ‘high flyers‘ the world over, the brand hallmarks of style, economy, safety, efficiency, luggage space, and reliability have all been ingrained into the core of the latest E-Class model series, as well as the Viano , making  Mercedes-Benz a logical choice for the Emirates Airline First Class customer chauffer service. 

Perfect for large groups of travellers and families, the Mercedes-Benz Viano leads its class, defining the new benchmark for large-capacity vehicles. New engine and new transmissions reduce emissions and fuel consumption while enhancing performance. The new chassis offers the ultimate in ride comfort and driving safety, whilst the cockpit and passenger compartment are more user-friendly and attractively appointed than ever. The Viano is instantly recognisable by its "face" which features the glistening Mercedes-Benz star in the style of the current passenger cars, and a newly designed rear section. 

Frank Bernthaler, Director, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Middle East & Levant said: “First Class customers expect the Best or Nothing when they travel. The Mercedes-Benz brand is synonymous with luxury and quality and so perfectly meets every expectation held by a first class traveller, whilst reliability and luggage space ensures their itinerary will not waver. Mercedes-Benz comprehensive after sales servicing ensures that the vehicles continue to perform at their peak, providing a safe investment and peace of mind to our partner Emirates Airline.” 

Background Information

Emirates Airline

The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft.

Today, we fly the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering our customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies.

We inspire travelers around the world with our growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading inflight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Read on to find out more.

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