Emirates moves up with Formula1
Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, and the
Formula One group have announced a five year agreement appointing
Emirates as a Global Partner of Formula 1 starting with the imminent
The announcement was made by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum,
Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group and Bernie
Ecclestone, Chief Executive Officer of the Formula One group.
Emirates will have a strong branding presence at 15 races on the 2013
FIA Formula One World Championship calendar across Europe, Asia,
Australasia, North America and South America. Starting at the Grand Prix
in Malaysia (March 22-24), the distinctive Fly Emirates branding will be
seen at historic circuits such as Silverstone in Great Britain, Monza in
Italy and Interlagos in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
"This is an exciting global opportunity to align two world leading
brands. The ambition, cutting-edge technological standards and worldwide
reach of Formula One go hand in hand with Emirates' vision and
ambition," said Sheikh Ahmed.
As part of the Formula 1 Global Partner agreement, branding will be
displayed on circuit bridges and associated ground signs and Emirates
will make full use of the world-renowned Formula One Paddock Club.
Bernie Ecclestone, Chief Executive Officer of the Formula One group
commented: "Emirates has a first class international reputation and I'm
very pleased to welcome such a prestigious company as a global partner
of Formula One.
Watching Formula One races live in flight will be something special
for Emirates customers and Emirates branding at this many races on the
calendar will lend strong support to their ambitious expansion plans.