England Rugby’s 31-man squad flew a ‘Sweet
Chariot’ to Japan for the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.
British Airways, the Official Airline Partner to
England Rugby, honoured the squad with a send-off at Heathrow,
ahead of their 5,948-mile flight to Tokyo Narita.
With a combined
total of more than 1,000 caps, the players were photographed in
front of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with #SweetChariot emblazoned
across the fuselage.
To ensure they arrived in top form, the players’
meals and snacks were protein-rich during the 11-hour 30-minute
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said, “We
are honoured to be the Official Airline Partner of England Rugby
and we wish the team every success in Japan.”
British Airways is a Principal Partner to
Twickenham Stadium and the Official Airline Partner to England
The airline flies direct between London and
Tokyo Narita as well as Haneda, with two flights departing every
day from Heathrow Terminal 5.
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.
Rugby World Cup,