Emirates is the Official Airline of the BNP Paribas Open, an annual two-week combined Masters 1000 ATP World Tour and WTA Premier event featuring the top men’s and women’s players. Played on hard courts, the BNP Paribas Open is the best attended tennis event outside the four Grand Slam tournaments, with over 300,000 visitors across the duration of the 14 days’ play.
This year, Rafael Nadal defeated Juan Martin Del Potro to win his third title at Indian Wells, while in the women’s event, Maria Sharapova claimed her second Indian Wells title defeating former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in a one-sided final.
Throughout the sponsorship term of the BNP Paribas Open, Emirates has been delivering a number of initiatives to engage event spectators and local communities in Indian Wells. Key highlights include in stadia promotions, Emirates VIP Garden Club and Emirates Returns CSR programme all of which have brought fans closer together and allowed them to experience the unique excitement of this prestigious event.
Emirates’ tennis sponsorship portfolio also includes the Dubai Tennis Championships, Rogers Cup, US Open, and the US Open Series, Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Barcelona Open, Roland Garros and the ATP World Tour.