Japan’s airline All Nippon Airways (ANA), has signed an agreement with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to become a ‘Supporting Partner’ of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.
In this role, ANA will promote the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay and work to build domestic excitement for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 which is set to begin one year from now. In addition, ANA will be working with Japan Airlines (JAL) to transport the Olympic flame from Greece to Japan.
Japan’s airlines will collaborate in the effort to bring and spread the Olympic spirit to all over Japan as the Olympic flame travels through 47 prefectures over 121 days.
“All of Japan is looking forward to welcoming the world to Tokyo next summer for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020,” said Yuji Hirako, president and CEO of ANA. “ANA has always served as an ambassador for Japanese hospitality and culture and our airline will now serve as a supporting partner, sharing the human spirit of unity and friendliness during this spectacular event,” he added.