Groupe ADP, world’s leading airport operator, has become an Official Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The group, which welcomes nearly 90 million passengers each year in Paris, will put its expertise in terms of reception at the service of the athletes, the Olympic family and spectators from all over the world.
Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO of Groupe ADP, said: “This partnership is a proud and meaningful alliance: Paris 2024’s call “Let’s open up the Games” resonates with our mission to welcome the world for the universal celebration that are the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. During the summer of 2024, France will be the centre of the world.
“It is in our airports that the Games will begin and will end for many: everyone will make their first and last memories there. This is a magnificent challenge for the entire airport community and for our territories, and a unique opportunity to demonstrate our know-how and commitment to hospitality. Groupe ADP with all its employees, will be there to make Paris 2024 an unforgettable collective success.”
Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024: “We are very pleased that Groupe ADP, already a partner during the bid phase of the project, is today renewing its commitment to Paris 2024. In just over a year, France will be hosting the world, and Groupe ADP’s know-how and expertise in hospitality will be essential to ensure that the experience of foreign spectators and thousands of athletes gets off to the best possible start.
“Groupe ADP’s active policy towards people with disabilities is also fully in line with our ambition to take advantage of the first Summer Paralympic Games in France to move our society towards greater inclusion and accessibility. We are committed to deepening our collaboration in this area and in many others, for the success of the Paris 2024 Games. Thank you to Groupe ADP, and welcome to the adventure!”
Paris ‘Airports will be the gateways for the 15,000 athletes, the 208 delegations qualified for the Paris 2024 Games, especially the transcontinental ones. From the airports, a large part of the athletes will set off to conquer their victories and dreams, followed by thousands of delegation members, journalists, supporters and spectators.
Along with the entire airport community, more than 5,000 employees of Groupe ADP in Paris are mobilised to put their expertise and sense of welcome at the service of the success of this global event.
Inspired by Paris 2024’s ambition to be more inclusive and responsible, this partnership will rely on the following pillars:
– Make airports real places of life, entertainment and celebration, vibrating to the rhythm of Paris 2024. Millions of travellers, as well as group’s employees, and all the neighbouring territories will be able to experience unforgettable emotions.
– Building the airport of tomorrow, accessible and open to all, at the heart of an air industry that is reinventing itself. Paris 2024 aims to leave a common and lasting legacy for the entire airport community such as the improvement of the quality of rail-air routes within the CDG 2 train station at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
To this end, Groupe ADP’s responsibility in the context of this partnership will be reflected in:
– Preparing the operational management of routes and luggage, implementing work to adapt our facilities, improving accessibility on our platforms, with a particular and renewed attention paid to people with disabilities;
– Increasing support for employee commitment through sport, which has been widespread since 2022, notably through the financing of various individual or group sports projects: this mission has been entrusted by Pascal Gentil, double Olympic bronze medallist in taekwondo, who has joined the group to promote and share the values of sport and the Olympics among employees and in the regions, and to contribute to our project of excellence in airport reception for athletes and delegations.