2010 World Cup: South Africa, Emirates Get Ready

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

When the party finally finished at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium after the Confederations Cup soccer final last weekend, the countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup kick-off in South Africa truly started.

See following news release with attached photo issued for Emirates Airline:

News Release, 30 June 2009

South Africa And Emirates Get Ready For 2010 World Cup

When the party finally finished at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium after the Confederations Cup soccer final last weekend, the countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup kick-off in South Africa truly started.

The sole focus of the teams is now on giving fans the chance to see their heroes on football’s biggest stage and with the qualification process already well under way, many, including New Zealand, are within touching distance of making the finals which start on June 11 next year.

Emirates, as an Official FIFA Partner, is offering supporters from its network of over 100 destinations in more than 60 countries, a complete FIFA World Cup™ travel solution, with its direct flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town, and daily flights to Durban being added from October 1 this year. All four daily Emirates flights from New Zealand to Dubai will connect with the services to South Africa.

Emirates’three gateways in South Africa will play host to a total of 30 matches throughout the tournament, including the opening game and the final in Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium.

As FIFA’s Global Tour Operator, Emirates will be offering fans from around the globe the chance to purchase world-class, seamless travel packages that will include flights, accommodation, ground transportation and match tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.

It is a further example of the airline’s commitment to football and desire to help its passengers obtain gold-dust tickets to the biggest party on the sporting calendar.

Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman, Emirates Airline and Group, said: “We are proud to be part of this amazing event and have put great effort into providing trip-of-a-lifetime packages for our passengers and Skywards members.

“For many football fans, going to the World Cup is a childhood fantasy and we are delighted to have a package on offer that will ensure their trip is the unforgettable experience they always dreamed of.”

The Emirates FIFA World Cup™ Tour Packages will go on sale later this year and a further announcement will be made detailing the packages on offer.
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2 comments:

  1. New Balance Outlet, 2. May 2010, 2:48

    Most people believe that the champion this year will be European, but they forget they are playing in Africa and the soccer in this region has been rising.

     
  2. Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons, 26. May 2010, 4:46

    I hope everything goes well in terms of logistics and security for this World Cup.