Emirates airline today flew the Real Madrid squad to Abu Dhabi on special charter flight for the FIFA World Club Cup competition.
The flight was the first for the Airbus A380 with its new decal featuring action images of some of Real Madrid's top players.
The bespoke decal features first team players Marcelo, Luka Modrić, Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, and covers over 200 square metres on each side of the double decker aircraft.
Decals featuring Real Madrid players first appeared on an Emirates A380 in 2015, marking Emirates association as official main sponsor of Real Madrid since 2013, with Fly Emirates branding prominently displayed on the players’ kits.
The decal will remain on the aircraft for six months and fans can catch the aircraft as it traverses the globe with scheduled services planned to Washington, Nice, Mauritius, London Gatwick and Sao Paulo.
The Real Madrid squad is set to arrive in the UAE capital just after 7pm local time ahead of after their 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday.
The Spanish giants take on Asian champions Kashima Antlers on Wednesday night in Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, in a rematch of the 2016 Club World Cup final when Real Madrid beat Kashima 4-2 after extra time.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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