flydubai celebrates Argentina national football team’s World Cup victory with two special liveries
- The Dubai-based carrier reveals a newly designed livery on two of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as part of its regional partnership with the Argentine Football Association (AFA)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 December 2022: flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has unveiled a special livery on two of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to celebrate the Argentina national football team’s victory in the final of the World Cup 2022. As the regional partner for the Argentine Football Association (AFA), flydubai carried the champions from Abu Dhabi to Doha after they concluded their training on 18 November, marking the start of their race to the cup.
The new livery features the iconic World Cup trophy and the Argentina national flag over the winning team including Julian Alvarez, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Lionel Messi, Nicolas Otamendi and Paulo Dybala. The “Campeón” decal and the three-starred AFA logo are added to the celebratory liveries.
The aircraft A6-FKA and A6-FKB will operate on select flights on the last day of the Match Day Shuttle service between Dubai World Central (DWC) and Doha International Airport (DIA). Since the launch of these special Match Day Shuttle flights on 21 November, flydubai has carried more than 170,000 football fans from across the globe to Doha to take part in the biggest event in the world.
Commenting on the Argentina national football team’s win and the new special liveries, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “What a fantastic fun-filled month of football it has been. The operation of up to 30 daily Match Day Shuttle flights between Dubai and Doha has been an unprecedented milestone in the region. This was possible thanks to the support and collaboration of all involved including Dubai Airports, dnata, Dubai Police, Dubai Immigration, the authorities and our partner Qatar Airways. To be able to partner with the winning team was a momentous achievement in flydubai’s history. Congratulations to our partner, the Argentina national football team, and well done to all the teams who participated in this year’s tournament that will surely go down in history as one of the most memorable editions of the World Cup to date.”
From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 110 destinations served by a fleet of 71 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.
flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:
An expanding network: Created a network of more than 110 destinations in 53 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.
An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 71 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 32 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 36 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 80 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.