Emirates Scores a Hole in One

21st Jun 2005

Emirates, the Dubai-based international
airline, is to be the Official Carrier for this year’s Austrian Golf Open
being held at the Fontana Golf Club near Vienna from 30th August to 4th
September.Vienna is an important market for Emirates and the airline is proud to
announce its sponsorship of this European Challenge Tour event. Emirates
believes that sports sponsorship is a great way to connect with its
passengers by sharing their passions and the Austrian Golf Open is a perfect
extension of the airline’s existing sports sponsorship activities around the

Edwin Weindorfer, Executive Director of the event organisers, Emotion
Management said: “We are looking forward to a long term partnership with
Emirates Airline and their engagement in the Austrian Golf Open. It is very
exciting to have this new partnership and we will work closely together to
position our event as the number one professional golf event within the
Central European Region.


“I am also glad that through the participation of the European Ryder Cup
captain, Bernhard Langer, and Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, in the pre
tournament curtain-raiser Super Tuesday Exhibition Match, this year’s event
will be a solid media platform to promote and demonstrate this new



Ghaith Al Ghaith, Emirates Executive Vice President Commercial Operations
Worldwide commented: “We are delighted that Emirates has become the Official
Carrier of the Austrian Golf Open for the first time. This event gives us an
excellent opportunity to prove our commitment to sport in Austria.


“The airline has been operating its daily service between Vienna and Dubai
very successfully for more than a year and with its new sponsorship Emirates
is underlining its commitment to the Austrian market. The prominence of this
international golf tournament both in Austria and neighbouring countries can
only be of benefit to Emirates.”


Since Emirates was founded in 1985, the airline has built on sports
sponsoring both in the United Arab Emirates and worldwide - and this concept
is borne out by the prominence and success of Emirates. 



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