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Published on June 11th, 2014 | by Daniel Nikulin


World Cup Fever Soars To New Heights

As in, 30, 000 feet high! As the anticipation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil reaches a feverish pitch, nine airlines are set to make history by offering their passengers the chance to watch live matches while they travel.

Big name international carriers including Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Etihad and Emirates have partnered with live sports channel Sport 24 to feature all 64 matches, most of which will be shown live, including the tournament’s opener on June 12 between Croatia and host, Brazil. The “beautiful game” has a die-hard worldwide fan base bordering on religious and if you happen to be a globe-trotting business traveller or have booked a trip before the World Cup match schedule came out (and are lucky enough to have booked on a participating carrier) you will not miss a single goal. In total, up to 3.5 million passengers can experience football in the skies during the month long event.

As this historical service will be restricted to certain routes and aircraft types supporting the in-flight entertainment system carrying Sport 24, it is best to check with the airline directly to verify your flight’s availability.

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Daniel Nikulin

Daniel Nikulin turned his love of travel into a living and has worked for Flight Centre in various capacities since the late 90’s. Currently an in-house copywriter, Daniel uses his industry experience to bridge the gap between travel professional and professional traveller. When he’s not abroad with a pen in hand, he spends his time with his band and cat, Leroy.

One Response to World Cup Fever Soars To New Heights

  1. I’m loving the world cup so far. All the matches have been interesting. Some of them, I wish I was there in the stadium.

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