Another Record! Emirates A380 Year Of Tolerance Flight

Passengers from 145 nationalities on board!

  • Publish date: Saturday، 30 November 2019 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
Another Record! Emirates A380 Year Of Tolerance Flight
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Emirates has completed a one-off flight to mark the UAE Year of Tolerance and has broken a Guinness World Record. Operating as Emirates EK2019, the flight lasted around 90 minutes flying across all seven emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ajman, Fujairah, Um Alquain and Ajman) and contained the most nationalities ever recorded on an aircraft.

Another Record! Emirates A380 Year Of Tolerance Flight

In total, there were 145 nationalities represented on the Airbus A380, which was wearing a very special livery to mark the occasion.

Another Record! Emirates A380 Year Of Tolerance Flight

The special flight was to be operated by an Emirates A380, registered A6-EVB. This is one of the younger A380s in the fleet, having been delivered to Emirates in November 2018. Passengers were greeted with a dedicated check-in counter and, of course, plenty of photo ops. Each was given a special celebratory boarding pass, stamped with the EK2019 #yearoftolerance graphic. Every passenger was also invited to write down their name along with their nationality to add to a board celebrating the flight.

Another Record! Emirates A380 Year Of Tolerance Flight

EK2019 took off at just after 12pm local time today from Dubai (DXB). The entire flight was to last only an hour and a half, returning to Dubai at 13:40. The A380 remained at a low altitude throughout the flight, maintaining just below 7,000 feet for most of the trip. Prior to landing, it raised its altitude to 7,850 feet as it cruised over the Persian Gulf.

Another Record! Emirates A380 Year Of Tolerance Flight

And it wasn’t just the passengers who demonstrated diversity either. The flight crew was comprised of two UAE nationals and one German, while the 22 cabin crew represented 18 countries between them.