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2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola takes off from London with Titan Airways’ G-POWC

Titan AIrways’ Boeing 737-33A (QC) G-POWC (msn 25402) (above) has been leased for the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour which started in London. The aircraft has been painted in this special FIFA livery sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola issued this statement:

The global leg of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off today with an official launch ceremony at London Stansted Airport with former FIFA World Cup™ winners Sir Geoff Hurst of England and Andrea Pirlo of Italy. The stars helped send the original FIFA World Cup Trophy off on its worldwide journey to 91 cities across 51 countries and six continents ahead of this summer’s tournament.

Coca-Cola is inviting fans around the world to get #ReadyFor the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the same solid-gold trophy that will be presented to the winning country of the tournament in July.

Before starting on its global tour, the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Colatraveled across Russia for three months, spanning nearly 10,000 miles and visiting 16 cities, making it the longest host country tour in history.

This marks the fourth time Coca-Cola and FIFA have come together to bring the Trophy Tour to the world. This year’s experiential activation will visit several countries for the first time ever, including Iceland, Austria and Mongolia.

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“As football fans around the world gear up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we want to make sure they are ready for all of the emotions that this summer’s tournament will bring,” said Ricardo Fort, vice president, global sports partnerships, The Coca-ColaCompany. “The Trophy Tour will give fans everywhere a taste of the excitement that’s to come, not to mention a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Trophy for themselves.

Phillipe Le Floc’h, chief commercial officer, FIFA, added, “Following the success of the first phase of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, which gave more than 220,000 people across Russia the chance to see the FIFA World Cup Trophy with their own eyes, we are very excited to now offer this unforgettable opportunity to football fans around the world. The next few months are going to bring joy and wonder to hundreds of thousands of people from over 50 countries, and we thank Coca-Colafor partnering with us in taking the FIFA World Cup to the world.”

All photos by Coca-Cola and FIFA.

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Emirates SkyCargo adds Mexico City and Atlanta

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates (Dubai), has added Mexico City and Atlanta to its cargo flight schedule, further expanding its freighter network to more than 50 destinations around the world.

The once-a-week service to Mexico City starts in Dubai with a stop en route to Frankfurt, while on the way back the flight makes a scheduled stop in Houston and Copenhagen before heading back to Dubai. The freighter service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport from Dubai, which is also a weekly service, has a scheduled stop in Frankfurt and on the return leg stops at Copenhagen. This multi-stop service provides customers with the additional benefit to move cargo between these cities.

On both routes Emirates SkyCargo uses its Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, which is capable of carrying 103 tonnes of cargo, and with its main deck being the widest of any freighter aircraft, it’s able to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.

Emirates SkyCargo has a fleet of 12 freighters, 10 Boeing 777 Fs and two Boeing 747-400 ERFs, which from 1 May 2014 started operating from its new cargo terminal at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Emirates has started adding this special “FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014” emblem to its aircraft for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Emirates: AG Slide Show

Lufthansa to rename 8 aircraft “Fanhansa” for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Fanhansa 747 (Nose)(Lufthansa)(LR)

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) will temporarily rename 8 aircraft with “Fanhansa” titles for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The first aircraft to have these unique titles is expected to be an Airbus A321, due to be unveiled on May 16.

The company issued this statement (translated from German):

In the summer of 2014, the biggest football event in the world keeps all fans in suspense. Part of the Lufthansa fleet will be temporarily unceremoniously renamed “Fanhansa”.

Fanhansa – this is not only a commitment to be a big fan of the German football team itself. This is also a clear message to all soccer fans: No matter what game it is, Fanhansa inspires the fans and brings them to the big soccer events around the world.

As a partner of the German Football Association, Lufthansa flies the national team and numerous media representatives and many thousands of football fans to Brazil. Of course, when you board a “Fanhansa” flight, expect to see numerous surprises.

Copyright Photo: Lufthansa.

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