NPC Belgium, All Nippon Airways partner

The Japanese airline will be the official carrier for the Belgian Paralympic Team. 30 Mar 2017
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By NPC Belgium and IPC

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Belgium and Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) have partnered in the build-up to Tokyo 2020.

The four-year contract was signed during a dazzling gala evening in Brussels in February that saw the launch of the "Road to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.”

It was announced in the presence of Paralympic Order recipient Jacques Rogge and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Philip Craven. The partnership offers direct flights between Brussels and Tokyo, Japan. The airliner will serve as the official carrier for the Belgian Olympic and Paralympic teams.

Akira Nakamura, ANA's senior vice president said: “We are excited to carry the Belgian Olympic and Paralympic athletes to Tokyo in the best possible conditions. The same applies to family members, friends and fans of the athletes. We hope to do our part by supporting the Paralympic Team Belgium on the way to and during the 2020 Games.”

Anne d'Ieteren, chairman of the Belgian Paralympic Committee said: “This is a critical partnership that will allow athletes to travel in comfort and flexibility. In addition to financial support, ANA also made guarantees to provide all specific baggage of the delegation, such as sports equipment and wheelchairs, with care to Tokyo.”

More information can be found on NPC Belgium’s website.