Team USA returned home Monday morning to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). To commemorate the official return of Team USA following the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, Delta hosted a celebratory event, gathering the Olympians, employees, friends and families of the athletes.
Delta carried athletes on a charter flight from Beijing to SLC following the Closing Ceremony. The flight included 111 Olympians as well as coaches, trainers and staff returning from Beijing. Delta athlete ambassador Maame Biney was on board along with several athletes with a special connection to the global carrier. Upon arrival, Maame was surprised by her childhood friend, Tori, who flew to SLC for the team’s arrival.
Speed skater Ryan Pivirotto was greeted by his fiancée, Nikki, whose mother, Kris, is a Delta Flight Attendant.
Silver medalist figure skater Brandon Frazier was surprised by his uncle, Scott, First Officer for Delta Air Lines.
Furthering its commitment to Team USA, Delta will host a red-carpet send-off event at Los Angeles International Airport to celebrate U.S. Paralympians departing for the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The charter is scheduled to depart to Beijing on February 25.
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.