Airline keeps football fans updated with live in-flight updates
Football fans across the world can keep up to date with every 2010 FIFA World Cup match, courtesy of live broadcasts on a number of screens installed by Emirates across airports worldwide, the carrier said in a press statement.
Onboard, fans can look forward to updates on their team's progress with screenings of the most recent matches, as well as live text updates of current matches being played, it added.
“In a number of airports, passengers waiting to board their flights will not miss any of the action thanks to specially designed screens that will be showing all of the live action. In addition to this, a majority of First Class and Business Class Lounges will also broadcast the matches live so that frequent fliers and premium passengers can enjoy all the live football action,” Emirates said.
“Emirates’ onboard award-winning ice entertainment service will feature recordings of all the games from the 64-match tournament within a few hours of them taking place, as well as live goal-by-goal updates and text commentary.”
Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman, Emirates Airline & Group, said: “While football fans can enjoy live action from the FIFA World Cup in airports across our network, we can ensure that our passengers onboard miss none of the joy and heartache of this great sporting tournament, with screenings of recent matches and live score updates. This is another important way that we utilise our FIFA sponsorship to benefit our passengers and sport fans around the world.”