‘Year of Zayed’ jets wing into six continents

Emirates celebrates Zayed’s centennial with special livery aircraft landing across the globe

Dubai: Six Emirates planes with special ‘Year of Zayed’ livery landed on six continents in celebration of the May 6 centennial of the UAE’s Founding Father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates airline and Group, and president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, said: “Today, we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness Shaikh Zayed, who dedicated his life to building a thriving and vibrant UAE. The principles and initiatives he set in motion have become the foundations for the UAE’s progress. We hope through our special liveries we honour his memory and legacy and help spread his inspirational messages around the world as our aircraft continue to circle the globe in 2018.”

The special livery tribute to Shaikh Zayed was first unveiled in November 2017 on the fuselage of Emirates’ 100th A380 aircraft, commemorating the 100th year of Shaikh Zayed’s birth. A total of 10 Emirates aircraft carry the special livery for 2018. The ‘Year of Zayed’ Emirates aircraft have circled the globe making some 1,800 flights to 90 cities.

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