Emirates Brings Champions and Europa League Finals to the Skies
Emirates will screen the UEFA Europa League Final on May 29 and the UEFA Champions League Final on June 1 live on the dedicated in flight sports channel, Sport 24.
With two all-English finals, the airline will ensure all the 23 Emirates flights operating to and from England during match times are equipped with Live TV including 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’ “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 on board can immerse themselves in the game with the industry’s largest in-seat screens at 13.3 inches. Emirates’ 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 can join other football enthusiasts at the most popular social spot at 40,000 feet and cheer on their favourite teams.