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Emirates Invites Nigerian Travellers, Others To “Fly Better”



Multiple award winning international carrier, Emirates Airlines has urged global travellers, including Nigerians to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise.

Commenting on the package at the weekend, Sir Tim Clark, president , Emirates Airline said, “On this day in 1985, Emirates flew its first customers from Dubai to Karachi. While the airline has grown exponentially since, our promise to customers remains unchanged – flying Emirates means enjoying a better flying experience.”

In his remark, Boutros Boutros, Emirates’ divisional senior vice president, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand noted  “The drive to innovate and ‘be better’ is hardwired into Emirates’ DNA, and this enables us to deliver air travel experiences that are comfortable and enjoyable in every cabin class, time and again.

“Emirates was the first to introduce personal screens in every seat in every class, we led the way for better international telephone and Wi-Fi services onboard, we pioneered private suites in first class, brought bars and shower spas onboard, and we continue to introduce game-changing products like virtual windows. Now, we are affirming that superiority and inviting travellers to “Fly Better” with Emirates,” he added.

The new Emirates campaign launches on  November 1,  with a snazzy ad spot that showcases the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system ice and its diverse offering.

Directed by Michael Gracey whose previous work includes the hit musical ‘The Greatest Showman’, the ad spot takes viewers on a fantastical journey as a cabin crew member morphs into an energetic dancer – transitioning between different dance styles from Bollywood to hip hop, representing the superior and diverse range of content on ice.

The spot ends with Emirates’ trademark light humour.  A second ad spot that promotes Emirates’ extensive network of global destinations will run concurrently. This second ad takes us across the world to the tune of a catchy song composed specifically for the campaign. 

Taking viewers from the plains of Kenya to the Eiffel Tower and finally the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the ad is edited in a style that has now become Emirates’ hallmark, featuring seamless transitions between destinations and Emirates’ onboard features.

The campaign was created in-house by Emirates’ head of brand, Richard Billington. The ice ad spot would debut on television from November 1, on the popular entertainment show ‘The X Factor UK’, and both ad spots would subsequently air across Emirates’ key markets across the GCC, in the UK, France, Germany, and the USA.

In addition to traditional advertising and digital platforms, the new “Fly Better” brand promise would  also be rolled out across Emirates’ sponsorships and events portfolio.

The first “Emirates Fly Better” in-stadium branding would be unveiled at the Meydan racecourse in Dubai from November 1, in time for the start of the racing season.

This would be followed by global exposure via the on-field perimeter billboards at the much-anticipated Arsenal vs. Liverpool football match on November 3.

On November 11,  Emirates-sponsored team AC Milan would also debut Fly Better for the first time on their team jerseys, in their highly-anticipated Serie A match against rivals Juventus.

Emirates flies 14 times a week from Lagos to Dubai and 4 times a week from Abuja to Dubai.

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