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PICTURE: Etihad marks opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi with A380 flyby

Warning: contains puns

Etihad Airways, which is displaying an Airbus A380 at the Dubai air show, is pictured here Cezanne the opportunity to add its own touch of glamour to the opening of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum earlier this month.

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Visitors were able to Marval at the sight of the aircraft as its crew Rodin for a low-level pass, underlining the carrier's official partnership agreement with the institution, before Gauguin back to base.

The Toulouse-built A380 involved in the flyby – a sort of Toulouse low trek, if you like – carries the Jean Nouvel-designed museum's logo on each of its four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines as part of the promotion.

Abu Dhabi's government apparently paid hundreds of millions of dollars for the right to adopt France's world-famous Louvre name – clearly putting the emirate's Monet where it thinks it really Matisse.

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