Delta transported the US team to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
US athletes took off for Beijing on Thursday morning aboard a Delta Air Lines plane. The Delta charter flight took off from Los Angeles to transport U.S. representatives to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. This is Delta's first charter flight, exclusively for the United States team. Until now, the athletes of the USA team traveled individually, depending on their schedule.
Delta is taking full advantage of this unique opportunity to offer a unique experience to athletes who will represent the United States at the Winter Olympics. The charter flight is honored with the Airbus A350-900 (N505DN) aircraft. The A350-900 has 32 Delta One Suites, 48 Delta Premium Select seats, 36 Comfort + seats and 190 seats in the main cabin.
Delta is the official airline of the US teams, including the Paralympic team that will be transported in February to the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games, which will start on March 4.
Thus, Delta is fulfilling its commitment made in 2021 for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games as the inaugural founding partner of LA28, thus becoming the official carrier of the US team for the next eight years.
"These athletes will compete and represent the United States without family, friends or fans in the stands. So we are determined to make this first charter for US teams an unforgettable experience - one in which athletes feel as special as they travel, as proud as we are when we see them compete, ”said Tim. Maps, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.
The 200 athletes and coaches had a special boarding with a red carpet in a private hangar. The Delta carrier has also created a personalized flight experience on the theme of the US team, so that the athletes can enjoy a pleasant flight on the way to Beijing.
They had personalized dishes, new care kits, and the flight attendants had personalized uniforms. Delta employees cheered and cheered.