• Friday, June 21, 2024
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Air France supports Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games


Just a few weeks before the French Olympic Team’s departure for the Rio Olympic Games, Air France is supporting Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games as Official Supplier.

The “Paris 2024” logo will be painted on the side of 10 Air France aircraft, between the wings and the tail fin.

The Company will operate these aircraft as from August 2016.

Until 13 September 2017, the date on which the International Olympic Committee will select the host city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, these aircraft sporting the colours of “Paris 2024” will operate some 10,000 flights around the world –

…a long-haul fleet – 1 Airbus A380 and  2 Boeing 777 operating routes to Asia, the Americas and Africa.

Commenting on the development, Frédéric Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France “the Olympic Games represent an important occasion for Air France. We supported the French teams in the Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing Games.

We transported the Olympic flag from London to Rio and we are the official carrier of the 2016 French Olympic team. This demonstrates the extent to which Air France is proud to support Paris 2024’s ambition to stage the Olympic Games.”

“Air France is a key company for the Paris 2024 candidature. Across the globe, the company portrays the image of France and its know-how, stated Etienne Thobois, Paris 2024 bid chief executive. If France and Paris have established themselves as major tourism destinations, it is thanks to the work of players who, like Air France, embody and defend the image of an ambitious France that is open to the world”, he said.

The Olympic Bid committee is co-chaired by Bernard Lapasset, Chairman of World Rugby (international rugby federation), and Tony Estanguet (member of the IOC, triple Olympic champion).

Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.

Air France-KLM is the leading group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2016, it offers its customers access to a network covering 320 destinations in 114 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 89.8 million passengers carried in 2015, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,200 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members.

Ifeoma Okeke