Baku 2015 European Games is today proud to announce Azerbaijan Airlines, the national carrier, has signed an agreement to act as an Official Partner.
The deal will see the airline carry Baku 2015 branding and also feature on the airline’s in-flight movies and magazines to help increase awareness of the European Games with an international audience.
The agreement also ensures the European Games have a significant presence within Heydar Aliyev International Airport to welcome visitors arriving for next summer’s spectacular event.
Mr Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports and Baku 2015 Chief Executive Officer, said: “Azerbaijan Airlines help to connect our country with the world, so it is fitting that they are on board as an Official Partner of the European Games.
“They are one of the most popular companies within Azerbaijan and they will help us to ensure that the European Games have a visible presence worldwide.”
The company, which carries more than 1.7 million passengers per year and serve 38 countries around the world, will next year increase their number of daily flights into Baku due to the European Games.
Mr Jahangir Askerov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines, said: “The Baku 2015 European Games represent a wonderful opportunity to bring the world to Baku to enjoy an elite sporting experience in Azerbaijan.
“We are extremely proud to be joining the European Games journey as an Official Partner and we look forward to carrying the Baku 2015 brand on our travels around the world.”
Azerbaijan Airlines become the sixth Official Partner of the European Games, joining P&G, Tissot, BP, Nar Mobile and SOCAR.
Mr Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, said: “We are delighted to have signed this important deal with Azerbaijan Airlines, our sixth Official Partner who will play an important role in bringing the best European athletes to Baku next year.
“Recognised internationally for the quality of their service, Azerbaijan Airlines are a perfect fit for the Baku 2015 European Games and further strengthen our existing sponsorship programme”.