Fly by marks Louvre opening

ABU DHABI, 13 November 2017: Hundreds of visitors attended the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi at the weekend.

They were treated to a low fly-by by one of Etihad Airways’  Airbus A380 aircraft.

Sporting the airline’s ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery, the aircraft chosen for the display now also features Louvre Abu Dhabi’s official logo on each of its four engines, to promote the opening of the institution.

Etihad Airways chief executive officer, Peter Baumgartner said: “Echoing the sentiments from the signing of our landmark partnership agreement with Louvre Abu Dhabi, last month, Etihad Airways is honoured to play its part in the inauguration of this hugely important universal institution.

“Abu Dhabi can now proudly take its place among the world’s foremost cultural destinations, and we, as the UAE’s national airline, are poised to play our part in bringing millions of guests to our home to experience this modern wonder of art and humanity first-hand.”

Etihad Airways is the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s official airline partner, having signed the first exclusive platinum partnership in October.

To coincide with the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Etihad Holidays, is launching all-inclusive destination packages which showcase Abu Dhabi and the museum prominently.