The announcement of this partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (OCOG) is a natural continuation of Air France’s involvement with the Olympic movement, which offered its support to the Paris 2024 bid back in 2016.
“We are proud to extend our partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. After the thrill of Paris being awarded the Games, we can’t wait to contribute to making this global event a success. The Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 speak to our goals and values at Air France. Come summer 2024, we will help the very best of France soar worldwide like never before, on the wings of excellence, respect and inclusion,” said Benjamin Smith, CEO of the Air France-KLM Group.
As official carrier, Air France will ensure that many athletes, supporters and media arrive in France for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in summer 2024. Special attention will be paid to passengers with reduced mobility, thanks to Air France’s Saphir service. We are also thinking of all the logistics that will be necessary to transport the sports equipment of the athletes in each discipline, in particular :
- vaulting poles,
and many others.
Air France will also be present at the Olympic venues, i.e. the Olympic and Paralympic Village, where check-in facilities will be set up to help athletes check in and drop off their luggage and equipment before their return flight.
Air France has been the official carrier of the French Olympic team since 1952, and was the official international partner of the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics.
Following the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics on August 9, 2021, Air France was responsible for taking the Olympic flag from Tokyo to Paris to officially launch the countdown to Paris 2024.
Are you planning to attend the Paris 2024 Games? Read our guides to find out everything you need to know to plan your Olympic adventure:
How to get to Paris 2024
Stay tuned as flight availability will soon be announced for dates surrounding the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. We’ll give you our best tips for getting to France with points. As some events will be held in different French cities, we have prepared a guide to help you get around France during the Games:
As Air France is part of the Flying Blue frequent flyer program, it will be possible to use your miles to book flights to Paris 2024.
This news definitely comes as no surprise, given Air France’s involvement with the Olympic movement over the last few decades.
Speaking of partnerships, if you’re planning to attend the Paris 2024 Games, we recommend using the Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* Card on site, since Visa is also an official partner of the Olympic Games. So you’ll have no problem paying for your expenses with this card, and you’ll avoid paying conversion fees on your purchases. Not to mention free access to airport lounges when you travel!
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