Emirates has embraced its sporting side with the debut of a new Real Madrid decal on its A380. Making its first touchdown at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, the Emirates A380 has been emblazoned with the image of Real Madrid footballing giants.The plane’s customised decal features some of the club’s world-class players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Marcelo. Visible from both sides of the plane, the bespoke decal covers an area of more than 500 square metres and shows the five players of the first team in action. Besides Madrid, the Real Madrid A380 is expected to fly to a majority of Emirates A380 destinations worldwide, giving Real Madrid fans around the world a chance to snap a picture of the aircraft as it makes its way around the globe. This includes the US where the team will be travelling this summer.Emirates is the Official Main Sponsor of Real Madrid since 2013 with Fly Emirates branding prominently displayed on the players’ kits. Real Madrid has one of the largest fan base globally and Emirates is able to connect with fans worldwide through their shared passion for football and travel. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the double-deck A380 aircraft, with 93 in service and another 49 pending delivery. It serves 46 cities in 5 continents with this popular aircraft. Spanish travellers have the opportunity to experience the A380 on three of the four flights operated daily from Barcelona and Madrid. Testament to the popularity of this flagship aircraft among customers, it has transported nearly 70 million passengers since 2008.