Finnair and the Finnish Paralympic Committee agree to a partnership agreement
Finnair and the Finnish Paralympic Committee have signed a three-year partnership agreement, whereby Finnair becomes a key partner of the Finnish Paralympic Committee for the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, which will begin on March 9, 2018. The agreement also covers the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.
“Being the official airline and the main partner of the Finnish Paralympic Committee is great,” says Pekka Vauramo, Finnair’s President and CEO. “We are doing our best to support the Paralympic team on their journey to success. We also want to promote together the theme of accessible travel. We want to provide parasport athletes with the best connections to the events and to enrich their preparation for the Games with a unique flying experience. Inclusiveness and diversity are an integral part of Finnair’s values. Finnair is committed to providing its customers, personnel and partners with equal opportunities. In addition, working with Paralympic athletes is an excellent opportunity to raise Finnair’s brand awareness globally. This cooperation will also enable us to get valuable information about the accessibility of our services and how to develop them further.”
“Travelling to the Paralympic Games with Finnair, the flag carrier of Finland, will be a first-class experience for our Paralympic athletes,” says Tero Kuorikoski, the Secretary General of the Finnish Paralympic Committee. “Our cooperation brings forward the importance of accessible travel, and encourages everybody, despite possible challenges, to participate actively in life and share success stories. I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Finnair as a key partner of the Finnish Paralympic Committee.”
Finnair is also the official partner of the National Olympic Committees of Finland and Sweden.
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