Dubai airline Emirates will operate a one-off “multicultural” A380 flight on November 29 to mark the International Day of Tolerance, it has announced.
The airline said it will attempt to welcome as many nationalities as possible onto flight EK2019, for a special journey around the UAE.
Citizens and residents of the UAE interested in being part of the “historic” flight can register their name, nationality and contact details for consideration on Emirates’ website, a statement said.
The A380 commissioned for the flight will be decorated with a bespoke ‘Year of Tolerance’ livery, showcasing a panorama of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures holding hands. The illustrations will be placed on both sides of the aircraft.
On average, Emirates said it carries more than 50 nationalities any given flight across its network and through Dubai.
“Much like the UAE, which is home to 200 nationalities, Emirates employs over 160 nationalities and draws strength from the diversity and shared values that brings its employees together,” the statement added.
The UAE is officially celebrating 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, as it seeks to establish its status as a global capital for promoting diverse cultural backgrounds.
The special flight will be operated ahead of the Commemoration Day and National Day holidays in the UAE, which will be observed from December 1-3.