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2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON SPECIAL OLYMPICS ABU DHABI 2019 WORLD GAMES AT THE MANCHESTER CITY FC GAME IN CHICAGO

The Etihad logo on the Manchester City jersey will be swapped for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 logo. For one celebratory match when Manchester City take on Borussia Dortmund in a tournament featuring some of the world’s biggest football clubs. The match will take place at Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on 20th July 2018. The gesture is to highlight the Special Olympics World Games being held in Abu Dhabi 14-21st March 2019. The National airline of the United Arab Emirates has been Manchester City’s club partner since 2009, with its logo as an instantly recognisable part of the club kit. The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be hosted in the UAE capital , and Etihad Airways is an Official Partner Sponsor. Where over 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries gather in Abu Dhabi for the biennial event. Being held in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time, the Special Olympics World Games are expected to attract up to 500,000 spectators. Patrick Pierce, Etihad Airways Vice President Marketing Partnerships, said: “Promoting the Special Olympics World Games on the Manchester City jersey is a wonderful reflection of our airline’s values. Much like travel, sports play a crucial role in bringing together diverse global communities. So it’s our pleasure to join both partners to honor the history of the Special Olympics in their founding city of Chicago, while also drawing attention to what will be the world’s most inclusive sports and humanitarian gathering in 2019.”

Etihad Airways is proud to be the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games, an event that will bring more than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations to Abu Dhabi in March of that year. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates will carry athletes, equipment, coaches, dignitaries and world media to its Abu Dhabi home for the event. The airline will be supported by Hala Abu Dhabi, Etihad’s destination management company, and Etihad Cargo. A wide programme of support and engagement will be developed in the lead up to the event to ensure everyone coming to the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games has the best experience while in the UAE’s capital city. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of over 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. 

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