Air France Joins Hands with Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games as Official Partner
Air France officially announced on September 21, 2023, its partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, reinforcing its commitment to supporting global sporting events. This collaboration will see the airline play a pivotal role in welcoming athletes, fans, and media worldwide to France for the Games.
The partnership continues Air France's longstanding association with the Olympic movement. Notably, the airline was the official partner of the Paris 2024 bid and was honored to transport the Olympic flame on the Concorde for the 1992 Albertville Games.Advertising
Benjamin Smith, CEO of the Air France-KLM Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We are proud to extend our partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. The Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 resonate with our goals and values at Air France. As we approach summer 2024, we are eager to showcase the best of France to the world, emphasizing excellence, respect, and inclusion."
Anne Rigail, CEO of Air France, emphasized the airline's readiness to ensure the success of the Games. She highlighted the extensive preparations already underway to facilitate the transportation of athletes, fans, and their equipment to various Olympic and Paralympic venues.
Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet welcomed Air France's partnership, praising the airline as an "iconic jewel of the French economy" with a rich history with the Games. He expressed his excitement about working together to deliver an unforgettable Olympic experience with a distinctly French touch.
Air France has initiated several measures to enhance the travel experience for participants and spectators in preparation for the Games. Special attention will be given to travelers with reduced mobility or disabilities, with the airline's Saphir service offering assistance throughout their journey. Additionally, Air France will facilitate the check-in at the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Seine-Saint-Denis, allowing athletes to check in their luggage and sports equipment directly onsite.Advertising
Air France's association with the Olympic Games dates back to 1952, serving as the official carrier for France's sporting and international delegations. The airline's commitment to the Olympic spirit was evident when it transported the Olympic flag to Paris from Tokyo after the 2020 Games' closing ceremonies. As the Paris 2024 Games countdown continues, Air France is poised to play a central role in making the event a resounding success.
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