LATAM AIRLINES PRESENTS THE OFFICIAL PLANE OF SANTIAGO 2023 THAT WILL TRANSFER THE PAN AMERICAN FLAME FROM MEXICO TO CHILE
The agreement making Latam Airlines the Official Airline of Team Chile was signed during a ceremony attended by sport and government leaders, athletes and staff of the aviation company.
The Official Plane is a Boeing 787 Dreamliner that features Santiago 2023 branding on both sides as well as the Official Mascot Fiu at the rear of the aircraft.
SANTIAGO, CHILE (September 5, 2023) — Starting today, the skies of the Americas will be home to the Official Plane of Santiago 2023 and the 19th edition of the Pan American Games.
This afternoon, Latam Airlines presented the Boeing 787 specially branded for the Games featuring the colors, the logo and the mascot of this continental sports festival.
The ceremony held at the Latam Base hangar at the Santiago Airport was attended by the Minister Secretary General of the Government of Chile, Camila Vallejos, the Undersecretary of Sports, Antonia Illanes, the President of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, the Executive Director of Santiago 2023, Harold Mayne Nicholls and the Executive President of the airline, Ignacio Cueto.
The Latam Airlines plane will be the same one that on September 29 will have the mission of transporting the Pan American Flame to Chile after it is ignited in the traditional ceremony held in Teotihuacan, Mexico that officially begins the torch relay. It will travel throughout Chile before arriving on to the National Stadium on October 20 where the torch will light the cauldron to officially begin the long-awaited celebration of the best athletes of the Americas.
“For us it is an honor that an airline such as Latam Airlines that is so recognized throughout the world is supporting the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. Today, they have presented the branded plane on the occasion of our Games, which was fantastic and will bring the Pan American Flame from Mexico to Santiago. I really congratulate Latam and all its people for this great initiative,” said Panam Sports President Neven Ilic.
“This plane will mobilize thousands of athletes and people who will come to this great sporting event from all over the world, and we are very happy and we feel very lucky about it. Branding our plane and taking this image of the Games to other countries in the region and to other continents is a good way to demonstrate our commitment to showcase this great meeting between athletes,” said the Executive President of Latam, Ignacio Cueto.
In addition to the presentation of the plane for the Games, Latam Airlines signed an important agreement with the Chilean Olympic Committee to become the Official Airline of Team Chile at Santiago 2023.
“For us it is great news that LATAM is an Official Sponsor of Team Chile. It is a globally renowned company that is committed to excellence, just like our athletes. We are sure that with their support, Team Chile will have even greater visibility throughout our country and the continent,” added Chilean Olympic Committee President, Miguel Angel Mujica.
The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games begin on October 20 where more than 6,900 athletes from 41 countries will compete in what will be the most important and largest multisport event ever held in the history of Chile.