30 March, 2014
A380s number 46 and 47 delivered as Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé take the airline’s most popular aircraft to new heights
Emirates’ 46th and 47th A380 aircraft arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Friday, the same day the airline released its new digital campaign featuring a light-hearted moment between Pelé and Ronaldo in the Onboard Lounge of an Emirates’ A380. Click here to see the video. Both players are now Global Ambassadors for Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, with the announcement that Cristiano Ronaldo was joining the airline’s ambassadorial ranks made at a press conference in Madrid on Friday.
The two new A380s – coded EEU and EET – are already in active service, having completed their first flights on Emirates’ Bangkok and Melbourne routes respectively.
Six years after Emirates introduced its first A380 into service, the airline’s A380 onboard experience has firmly established itself as the benchmark as reflected in its tremendous popularity with travellers. The A380 Onboard Lounge in particular, continues to be talked about around the world. Available to First and Business Class passengers travelling on the upper deck of the aircraft, the A380 Onboard Lounge provides a relaxed social environment to exchange travel tales and talk business over a drink at 43,000 feet.