In Summary

  • Emirates will play a key role in opening up opportunities for visitors to experience this truly global event, as it offers non-stop flights to Dubai from many of the Expo participating countries, and 70 per cent of the 25 million people targeted to visit Expo 2020 are expected to utilise air transport

Dar es Salaam. The Emirates has completed the installation of bespoke Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft, with its final A380 aircraft emblazoned in the distinctive orange ‘opportunity’ decal rolling out of the Emirates engineering hangar.

A statement by the Emirates local office in Dar es Salaam says the first decal was unveiled in 2017 on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft decorated in the blue ‘mobility’ decal.

Since then, Emirates’ mini-fleet of Expo 2020 Dubai aircraft have collectively flown to 134 destinations across the airline’s global network, travelling 66 million kilometres on over 15,000 flights, amplifying the message of Expo across borders.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be held between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021.

The chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, commented that “as we begin to gear up for Expo 2020 Dubai, we are proactively tapping into the power of Emirates’ network to spread awareness and capture the world’s attention around the themes of this global event with our mobility, opportunity and sustainability liveries.

“Connectivity is the lynchpin that brings together new ideas, fosters global dialogue, and helps us navigate through change.”

He said Emirates would play a key role in opening up opportunities for visitors to experience this truly global event, as it offers non-stop flights to Dubai from many of the Expo participating countries. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE minister of State for International Cooperation and director general of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, says: “With less than a year and half left until Expo 2020 opens its doors and welcome millions of visitors from around the world, we are very proud that our premier partner, Emirates airline, is carrying our message around world through its incredible destination network.”

Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai.