Emirates Airline will screen today’s (May 29) UEFA Europa League Final, as well as the UEFA Champions League Final on June 1, on its flights with Live TV.
The airline will ensure all 23 of its flights operating to and from England during match times are equipped with Live TV. This includes flights to and from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham.
Emirates currently has 175 aircraft equipped with Live TV including all Boeing 777 and select Airbus 380s. An estimated 70,000 Emirates travellers could be watching the finals mid-flight, making Emirates Airline’s ‘Stadium in the sky’ comparable in capacity to the Olympic Stadium in Baku, where the Europa League Final will be played; and the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, where the Champions League Final will be played.
Economy class customers watching onboard can immerse themselves in the game with the industry’s largest in-seat screens at 13.3 inches. The carrier’s business class screens, at 23 inches, and the 32-inch first class screens remain the industry’s largest for its class.
Emirates will also be screening the matches live on the 55-inch screen at the iconic onboard lounge on select A380s. Customers travelling in first and business class can join other football enthusiasts at the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet and cheer on their favourite teams.
On Emirates A380s that do not feature Live TV, customers can keep up to date with all the action by logging on to the complimentary WiFi for score updates.