Members of the U.S. Paralympic Team returned home Tuesday morning to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) following the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Delta hosted a celebration with employees and family of Team USA to welcome the Paralympians back to the U.S.
Following the Closing Ceremony, Delta carried athletes on a charter flight from Beijing to SLC, which flew more than 150 passengers including Paralympians along with coaches, trainers and staff returning from the Paralympic Winter Games. Delta athlete ambassadors and 2022 Paralympic champions Dan Cnossen and Jen Lee were on board.
Para Nordic skier and U.S. Navy SEAL veteran Dan Cnossen is greeted by local members of Delta’s Veterans and ABLE Disability business resource groups as he arrives at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, March 15.
Cnossen with his gold medal.
Cnossen was also surprised with a video message from his family.
Team USA sled hockey goaltender Jen Lee embraces his family upon his arrival at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 15.
Delta welcomed U.S. Paralympians at Salt Lake City International Airport on Tuesday, March 15.
Delta is the official airline of Team USA on the road to Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026 and LA28. The partnership with Team USA furthers the global airline’s longstanding support for sports — and its proud history supporting Team USA at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Delta served as a past sponsor of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in its hometown of Atlanta in 1996 and Salt Lake City in 2002.