Emirates Airline has said it is in the process of trying to remove a fake Facebook page offering free first class flights with the Dubai-based carrier through a competition.
The page, called Emirates Air, was created on 26 August using the Emirates official branding, and has already amassed 33,000 likes on Facebook.
In a post shared yesterday, the page offers free first class flights for an entire year to 2,000 people who share and like the page, as well as comment ‘thank you’ and then click on a link that leads to a Facebook application.
In a further post today, the page offers another competition for first class tickets with $5,000 spending money.
In a statement to Arabian Business, Emirates distanced itself from the page, and said it had been on contact with Facebook to have it removed from the social media site.
“The recent competition on Facebook offering free flights is a hoax and has nothing to do with Emirates,” an Emirates spokesperson said.
“Our competitions are always run from our officially verified social media channels. Emirates has been working with Facebook to have these pages removed.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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