Emirates Cabin Crew thrill Benfica fans
PRT-OCT182015- The portuguese soccer team Sport Lisboa e Benfica was the featured sponsor at the Lisbon Derby that took place at the Luz Stadium, between host SL Benfica and traditional rival Lisbon based Sporting CP © Rui Coutinho

Moments before the huge derby match against rivals Sporting Lisbon, eight Emirates Cabin Crew made their way to the centre circle of the pitch and proceeded to give a very special Benfica supporter demonstration.

Emirates Cabin Crew thrill Benfica fans
PRT-OCT182015- The portuguese soccer team Sport Lisboa e Benfica was the featured sponsor at the Lisbon Derby that took place at the Luz Stadium, between host SL Benfica and traditional rival Lisbon based Sporting CP
© Rui Coutinho

Taking their cues from the traditional airline safety demonstration, the eight crew stood facing Lisbon football fans and gave an impassioned, witty and entertaining demonstration on how to support the club, including the placement of a scarf over the shoulders in a sign of “benfiquism”.

Boutros Boutros, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand said this of the activity; “This activation is a perfect example of the way we like to connect with our customers through sponsorship.
It was light-hearted, fun and combined our passion for football with Benfica supporters’ passion for their club. We wanted to take the opportunity to do something that the fans in the stadium would remember and we think this worked. We may even try an adaption of this on one of our flights and see how the passengers react.”

The activation in the stadium complemented the #HelloLisbon competition hosted on Emirates’ social media channels which invited fans, at the match and watching at home, to creatively capture how they support Benfica and win two Economy Class flights from Lisbon to anywhere on the Emirates route network.

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