The airline screens Europa League and Champions League Final onboard
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Dubai: Emirates flights with Live TV to screen the UEFA Europa League Final today, 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 has made special arrangements to ensure all the 23 Emirates flights operating to and from England during match times are equipped with Live TV.
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.
Emirates provide 13.3 inches in-seat screens for Economy Class, 23 inches screen for Business Class and 32- inch screen for First Class, which is the industry’s largest .Emirates will also be screening the matches live on the 55-inch screen at the iconic onboard lounge on select A380s for First and Business class travelers.
Sports fans travelling over the next month can look forward to watching more events live on Sport 24 –such as the NBA Finals, the French Open, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final – while traveling with Emirates.
In addition to live TV, ice, Emirates’ inflight entertainment system, has over 4,000 channels of on demand entertainment for travellers to choose from including the latest blockbuster movies and TV shows and for sports fans, a wide selection of on demand sports content and sports documentaries.