British Airways has been appointed as the official
airline partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB ahead of the Tokyo
2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
The airline will fly hundreds of athletes and
support team staff, along with their equipment to and from the Games as
part of the partnership.
British Airways has been supporting
British Olympic and Paralympic athletes since
the Beijing 2008 Games.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’
Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said, “We’re so proud
to be the official airline of Team GB and ParalympicsGB for the
fourth consecutive Games. The Olympic and Paralympics Games always
instil a sense of national pride and it’s an honour to fly the
best of British talent in sport and be part of their journey –
from start to finish.”
The Olympic Games will take place between 24
July - 9 August 2020 and for the first time will include
skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, karate and
The Paralympic Games will take place from 25
August - 6 September 2020.
British Olympic Association CEO, Andy
Anson, said, “British Airways is one of the most recognisable and
prestigious brands in the world, so it is with great pride that we
partner with them for the fourth consecutive Games. Tokyo 2020
promises to be an incredible event and securing a partnership of
this calibre can only assist with our preparations ahead of the
Games in July.”