As Team USA touched down from the Olympic Winter Games, Delta employees with friends and families of the athletes celebrated their return at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Editor's note: A downloadable b-roll package is available for media.

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.

Maame Biney embraces a friend as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Maame Biney embraces a friend as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Speed skater Ryan Pivirotto was greeted by his fiancée, Nikki, whose mother, Kris, is a Delta Flight Attendant.

Ryan Pivirotto (right) and his fiancee, Nikki Leonard embrace as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Ryan Pivirotto (right) and his fiancee, Nikki Leonard embrace as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Silver medalist figure skater Brandon Frazier was surprised by his uncle, Scott, First Officer for Delta Air Lines.

Brandon Frazier (left) and his uncle, Delta Air Lines First Officer Scott Frazier, share a moment as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Brandon Frazier (left) and his uncle, Delta Air Lines First Officer Scott, share a moment as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

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.

Delta welcomes home Team USA from Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in Salt Lake City.
Delta welcomes home Team USA from Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in Salt Lake City.

 

Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022. (CASEY SYKES/RANK STUDIOS) (Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

(From left to right) Nikki Leonard, fiancee of speedskater Ryan Pivorotto, Kris, a Delta Air Lines flight attendant and Nikki's mother, Scott, a Delta Air Lines First Officer and uncle of pairs figureskater Brandon Frazier, and Heather, wife of Scott
(From left to right) Nikki Leonard, fiancee of speedskater Ryan Pivorotto, Kris, a Delta Air Lines flight attendant and Nikki's mother, Scott, a Delta Air Lines First Officer and uncle of pairs figureskater Brandon Frazier, and Heather, wife of Scott.

 

Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022. (CHRIS RANK/RANK STUDIOS) (Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Febru
Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022. (CHRIS RANK/RANK STUDIOS) (Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Febru
Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Maame Biney speaks with members of the media as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Maame Biney speaks with members of the media as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Freestyle skiiers Darian Stevens and Maggie Voisin pose for a portrait as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Freestyle skiiers Darian Stevens and Maggie Voisin pose for a portrait as Team USA athletes arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Delta welcomed Team USA athletes at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Delta welcomed Team USA athletes at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Delta welcomed Team USA athletes at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.
Delta welcomed Team USA athletes at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, February 21, 2022.

 

Share