By Staff www.emirates247.com
Expo 2020 Dubai today announced Emirates Airline as its Official Airline Partner.
The partnership agreement, which was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Co-operation and Director General Bureau Expo Dubai 2020, links Emirates airline, with the Expo which will be one of the most-visited global mega events of 2020.
As Expo 2020’s first Premier Partner, Emirates airline will play a key role in bringing visitors to the event. Under the terms of the partnership, Emirates will be a licensed ticket re-seller. Emirates’ strong global brand and marketing efforts, and its extensive route network to over 150 destinations means that it is uniquely well placed to support Expo 2020 Dubai in attracting 25 million visitors, 70% of whom are expected to travel internationally to visit the Expo. The size and duration of the mega event means that Expo 2020 will be one of the most-visited global events that year. In comparison, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games attracted in the region of 700,000 international visitors.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed welcomed the partnership, saying: “We believe the Expo will contribute greatly towards future thinking and progress, and also strengthen the UAE’s role as a global hub that brings together diverse people, institutions, and ideas from around the world, for the betterment of society. Emirates has played an important part in Dubai’s transformation into an international centre for commerce and tourism, and a globally-connected host city for a truly global event like the Expo.
The airline has been an early supporter of Dubai’s successful bid to host the Expo, will now partner with Expo 2020 to bring this event to Dubai, and to build a lasting legacy for the UAE and the entire region.” More info