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Emirates announced as Official Partner to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Emirates has been confirmed as an Official Partner to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Official Airline of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The partnership builds on the airline’s existing commitment to Glasgow and Scotland and will play a key role in profiling the Games on a global stage. To mark the announcement - made today by First Minister Alex Salmond at Glasgow Airport – the 777-330ER aircraft on this afternoon’s Emirates flight to and from Glasgow has been adorned with the Glasgow 2014 Official Partner logo.

“It is excellent to have such a prestigious sponsor as Emirates Airline on board to help us deliver a fantastic Commonwealth Games in Glasgow,” commented the First Minister.

Chair of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Lord Smith, added: “Together, Glasgow 2014 and Emirates create a compelling partnership which recognises the international ambition and scale of the Commonwealth Games taking place in Scotland in 2014.”

Already a significant supporter of high profile sport in the UK and internationally, Emirates prestigious portfolio includes the FIFA World Cup, the 2012 Ryder Cup, the International Cricket Council and Arsenal Football Club at Emirates Stadium, as well as the Emirates Airline Glasgow Rugby Sevens.

Speaking of the partnership, Richard Jewsbury, Emirates senior vice president, Commercial Operations Europe and Russian Federation, said: “For many years Emirates has been at the forefront of sports partnerships in the UK. Now, we are taking this engagement to a new level, as an Official Games Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Official Airline of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

“These partnerships are particularly significant for Emirates as we currently fly to 23 Commonwealth countries, enabling us to connect athletes and spectators from across the globe to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.”