Emirates closes Dubai Airshow with aerial display
One of its Boeing 777s is flanked by the Al Fursan Display Team for exhibition flight over Dubai
Emirates marked the last day of the Dubai Airshow in style today with an impressive air display utilising one of its Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft. Flanked by the Al Fursan Display Team, the Emirates Boeing 777 made a low pass over the show, marking the show’s last day at Dubai International Airport. During the flight, in honour of the UAE’s 40th anniversary, the Al Fursan troupe trailed smoke in the colour of the country’s national flag. Emirates then took its striking display across Dubai, circling three of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. “This year’s Dubai Airshow has been a monumental one for Emirates. What better way to mark the end of the show than by flying one of our 777’s over it, the same type that we ordered 50 of earlier this week,” said Tim Clark, President Emirates airline. Flying the Emirates aircraft was UAE National, Captain Hassan Al Hammadi, Chief Pilot of the B777 fleet, accompanied by UAE National, Captain Ahmad Bin Huzaim and Captain Fali Vajifdar. Emirates’ order for 50 777-300 ER aircraft kicked off the orders for the Dubai Airshow on Sunday. The air display roars over the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.