Emirates unveils new A380 livery marking 50th anniversary of Dubai Rugby Sevens
Emirates, the title sponsor of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, has unveiled a brand new livery dedicated to the 50th staging of Dubai’s flagship sporting event, and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. Founded in 1970, the longest-running sports event in the Middle East
July 22, 2019: Emirates, the title sponsor of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, has unveiled a brand new livery dedicated to the 50th staging of Dubai's flagship sporting event, and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. Founded in 1970, the longest-running sports event in the Middle East is taking place from December 5-7. It has grown to become one of the world's premier rugby events, hosting the first leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the second leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.
Emirates celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens by unveiling an iconic @Dubai7s @Airbus A380 livery. #FlyEmiratesFlyBetter #Dubai7s https://t.co/6mn46tDGQJ pic.twitter.com/yPc0vqhMWj- Emirates Airline (@emirates) July 21, 2019
The Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens themed A380 livery took flight to Glasgow, Scotland on July 20, and is scheduled to visit rugby-loving nations over the course of the next few months.
The new livery serves as a symbol of the airline's commitment to the long-standing Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and features a large scale version of male and female rugby players in action against a red backdrop. As a nod to the multi-cultural makeup of rugby-loving nations that compete in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, the airline called on its own cabin crew rugby teams, the Flying Muppets and EK Firebirds, to welcome the new livery.
It also plays host to an ever-popular and growing international Invitation Tournament, featuring rugby and netball teams from all over the world, with over 300 teams participating across all age groups. This year, over 100,000 fans and spectators will pass through the Sevens gates across the three days. The 50th edition of Dubai's largest sporting and social event will also see international pop star Kylie Minogue headlining a concert on December 6.
Gary Chapman, president of Emirates Group Services & dnata said, "This livery is one of the many ways we are celebrating the milestone 50th anniversary of the Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens. For the rest of the year it will fly across the world, inspiring both new and diehard rugby fans everywhere to share in the excitement. With three days of exhilarating rugby action, fantastic family activities and incredible entertainment from pop icon Kylie Minogue, it is going to be the perfect celebration of Dubai's favourite sporting event."
Emirates connection to the game of rugby goes back to 1987 when the airline became the Dubai Rugby Sevens event's official sponsor.
In 2019, Emirates will be celebrating another highlight on the rugby calendar, as the official worldwide partner and official airline of the Rugby World Cup, being staged in Japan.