This summer’s FIFA Football World Cup in Brazil has been a major talking point in aviation circles as questions have been raised as to the airline and airport infrastructure in the country and its ability to handle the expected surge in passenger numbers as supporters fly to South America to follow their national teams. But did you know that aviation’s own World Cup is due to take place just a week before the event at the facilities of a leading Bundesliga side in Germany?
Five colleagues from Lufthansa have joined forces to organise the World Aviation Football Cup 2014 which will take place over a three period at the training grounds of Eintracht Frankfurt between June 5th -8th, 2014. The event, supported by Frankfurt Airport, has already secured registration from 26 teams from 22 different countries but there six vacant spaces remaining for teams from the aviation industry to join.
Just like the World Cup the aviation example will be a truly global affair and alongside teams from Europe there will be representatives from Egypt, Libya, Nigeria and Tunisia in Africa; India, Oman, Thailand and United Arab Emirates across Asia; Trinidad and Tobago and the USA in North America and Brazil in South America.
Ahead of the two days of football action there will be a special exclusive welcome party in the 360° Tower Bar of the Holiday Inn Frankfurt South, which from its 26th floor location offers outstanding views over the Frankfurt skyline and will offer attendees the chance to network with other players, supporters, and sponsors from across the aviation industry.