All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines agreed on a deal with the Tokyo 2020 organising committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, making them supporting partners of the Olympic torch relay.
The two airlines will transport the flame from Greece to Japan. They were also the first official partners for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, signing up in June 2015 under the category of “passenger air transportation services.”
Yuji Akasaka, representative director and president of JAL said: “JAL supported the Olympic Games for the first time more than half a century ago, when we transported the Olympic flame from Athens to Japan for the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964.”
Yuji Hirako, president and chief executive of ANA, said:“We have always served as an ambassador for Japanese hospitality and culture, and we are honored that our airline is able to serve as a Supporting Partner, sharing the human spirit of unity and friendliness during this spectacular event.”
Yoshiro Mori, president of Tokyo 2020, said: “As a Tokyo 2020 Official Airline Partners and an Olympic Torch Relay Supporting Partner, ANA and JAL will transport the Olympic flame – an important Olympic symbol – from Greece to Japan.”