- With this agreement Iberia joins in the promotion of the Rio Olympic Games, by facilitating travel by members of the Spanish team and Olympic Committee.
- Iberia will make special flights between Madrid and Rio and offer discount fares to the Spanish Olympic Committee.
Iberia chairman and CEO Luis Gallego and Spanish Olympic Committee chairman Alejandro Blanco today signed an agreement making Iberia the official airline for the Spanish team and officials during next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At the signing ceremony at the committee’s offices, Iberia agreed to facilitate air travel by the team and committee members, and to promote the games, the most important mass sporting event scheduled for 2016.
Gallego said, “this agreement testifies to our support for Spanish sports and all the athletes that will represent us at the next summer games in Rio. They embody those values of hard work, personal achievement, and sportsmanship which we so admire and try to promote in Iberia”.
Blanco expressed his satisfaction for reaching an agreement like this with the Spanish airline, adding “I am certain that the Spanish delegation representing us in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will enjoy the professionalism of a leading institution in the industry”.
Special Flights and Promotional Fares
Iberia will operate a number of special flights between Madrid and Rio to transport the Spanish team and officials.
The airline will give special discounts to the Olympic Committee.