Emirates on July 1, 2016 launched its second daily Airbus A380 flight to Los Angeles. A6-EON had the honors and was decorated in a new special “Official Airline of the Los Angeles Dodgers” livery for the occasion.
Previously on February 20, 2016 Emirates announced that it has become the Official Airline Sponsor of the Los Angeles Dodgers. This new deal expands Emirates’ international footprint as a supporter of sports and culture, marking the airline’s entry into the world of baseball, a sport with deep roots in American history and culture.
As the Official Airline partner, Emirates will have home plate and foul pole signage and will open a new Emirates Lounge, a 70 person hospitality space for Emirates and guests. In addition, Emirates will feature in-game activations, occasional ceremonial first pitches and fan appreciation activities. To extend the partnership, the Dodgers will be sponsoring the Dubai Little League All Star Travel Teams, which will now go by the name the Dubai Dodgers.
This new partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers continues Emirates’ momentum in the realm of sport, with the airline having made its mark on soccer as a sponsor of some of the world’s premier teams including AC Milan, Real Madrid, Arsenal FC, Olympiacos FC, Hamburger SV, and Paris Saint-Germain. In recent years, Emirates has also expanded its presence in tennis with a sponsorship portfolio that includes the US Open, the Emirates Airline US Open Series, the Australian Open, the Emirates Airline Australian Open Series as well as the French Open. Emirates is also the Premier Partner of the ATP which provides net branding at every men’s event globally and the Emirates Rankings. In the U.S., Emirates also is the main sponsor of the New York Cosmos, the USA Rugby Team and the San Francisco Symphony.
As the world’s largest international airline, Emirates helps bring people closer together, not only through the provision of air transport services, but also by supporting global sports and cultural events that have the ability to connect people from all walks of life via a shared passion. With the Los Angeles Dodgers partnership, Emirates is showing its commitment to California by supporting a great local team that many people in the state and beyond are passionate about.
Emirates first launched services between its hub in Dubai and Los Angeles in 2008 with a Boeing 777-200 LR aircraft. As demand grew, in 2013 Emirates began flying the revolutionary double-decked A380 aircraft to serve LA travelers.
Starting July 1, 2016, Emirates added a second daily A380 service to Los Angeles, offering a total of 980 seats per day flying from Los Angeles International Airport to Dubai. This will create more choice for travelers flying abroad, and opportunities for many more international travelers to visit California.
Copyright Photo: Emirates Airline Airbus A380-861 A6-EON (msn 188) (Official Airline of the Los Angeles Dodgers) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 933630.
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