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British Airways flies Team GB Swimming to the London Olympic Games

24/07/2012
Team GB Swimming team flew into London City airport this lunchtime (Tuesday July 24th) ahead of the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this weekend.  The swimming disciplines are among the first sports to take part in the Games.
 
Wearing their British Swimming tracksuits, the team, including medal hopefuls Rebecca Adlington, Jo Jackson, Keri-Anne Payne and Liam Tancock arrived into the bright sunshine on a British Airways aircraft after spending the last week at their training camp in Edinburgh.  Alongside the athletes were the coaches, physiotherapists and team managers who provide the support that make Olympic medals a real possibility.
 
To mark the occasion, the aircraft, in its traditional red white and blue colours, was given a water salute from the emergency services as it taxied along the runway and onto its stand.
 
The team posed for photographs on the steps of the British Airways aircraft before making their way to the Olympic Village to prepare for the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
British Airways is proud to be the official airline partner of Team GB and Paralympics GB.

Editors note

London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway. Infrastructure improvements in 2011 catered for 3 million passengers and 70,000 movements, while in 2012 LCY celebrated its millionth flight, 35 millionth passenger and 25 years of operation. LCY offers a unique 20/10 proposition – a 20 minute check in, from door to gate, and a 10 minute arrival, from tarmac to train. 10 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 42 destinations, including Dublin, Madrid and Geneva . Seven new destinations were added in 2012, and the airport has permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum. 

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