Etihad Airways has partnered with Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One as the official airline for the seventh film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. As part of the celebration, the lead actor in the film, Tom Cruise revealed custom Mission: Impossible livery on an Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Etihad will carry the movie branding on this aircraft as it flies to destinations worldwide as the official airline of the film.
The flight is also the inaugural flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal. The terminal is featured in one of the film’s action scenes, and the interior of the terminal will be revealed to the public for the first time via the film.
Elena Sorlini, acting chief executive officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom Cruise, the cast and crew of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One back to Abu Dhabi. We’re proud of our role in the film and our contribution to Abu Dhabi as a destination that attracts global talent. The scenes showcased in the movie are a testament to the architecture, scale, and design of the iconic Midfield Terminal, which is inspired by the cultural elements of Abu Dhabi.”
Antonoaldo Neves, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Partnering with Mission: Impossible is a great testament to destination Abu Dhabi and what it has to offer. I couldn’t be prouder of Abu Dhabi and our team in showcasing the unique attractions of the emirate, our new airport and Etihad in the movie.”
This marks the third time that the movie series has chosen the UAE as a filming location, with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol being the first in 2011.