|British airline easyJet announced it will be Olympic sponsor: for Jordan!|
|Friday, 15 June 2012 07:08|
easyJet, the UK's largest low cost airline, announced they will be the official sponsor during London Olympics - but not for Britain, for the Jordanian Olympic and Paralympic teams instead!
"It is also the first time a UK carrier has sponsored a foreign team. British Airways will fly a number of overseas athletes to London for the Games, but its only official sponsorship deals are with Team GB, ParalympicsGB and London 2012," writes TravelMole.
easyJet launched flights from London Gatwick to Amman in March 2011, with fares starting from £84.99 one-way including taxes.
Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s Commercial Manager, said: "We are delighted and honoured to be able to play our part in helping this dedicated team of athletes move closer to achieving their dreams and representing their country at the summer Games. I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of everyone at easyJet, to wish them every success this summer."
Lana Al Jaghbeer, Jordan Olympic Committee Secretary General, added: "We are delighted that easyJet has stepped forward to offer our athletes travel to and from the Games. In today’s financial climate sponsorship is crucial for our athletes and this contribution is very much appreciated by all."