Tokyo 2020 opens second-tier category with airline deals

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has signed All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) as the first second-tier partners for the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Under the deal, ANA and JAL have become Tokyo 2020 Official Partners, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.

The two companies have been jointly attributed the category ‘passenger air transportation services.’ Their addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 Partners to 15, including 13 top-tier Gold Partners. Real estate company Mitsui Fudosan became the latest Gold Partner in April.

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said: “Following on from our selection of two companies in the banking category (Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui), we are delighted to welcome ANA and JAL as official partners in the single category of passenger air transportation services, which will further serve to build a Japan-wide momentum ahead of the 2020 Games.”