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Delta Air Lines Unveils Special Team USA Airbus A330-900 Livery

Celebrating a new eight year partnership as the official airline of Team USA, Delta Air Lines has today revealed a special Team USA livery on an Airbus A330-900. The aircraft will be deployed primarily on transatlantic and transpacific routes from December 18th.


Delta Air Lines Reveals Special Team USA Airbus A330-900 Livery - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

On Friday (December 17, 2021), Delta Air Lines announced the unveiling a special Team USA livery design on an Airbus A330-900, celebrating a new eight year partnership as the official airline of Team USA. The partnership encompasses Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026 and LA28. The custom livery was designed by Delta’s Product and Experiential Design Manager, Shane Edwards, in collaboration with the carrier’s in-house creative team, Window Seat. The unique Team USA design elements incorporated throughout the livery were developed by Delta Art Director and Graphic Designer, Carey McKay, and will also be featured in various Delta visuals, materials and platforms. From December 18, 2021, the aircraft will be assigned primarily to transatlantic and transpacific routes.

In Friday’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Tim Mapes, said,


“Delta and Team USA share a deep belief that connecting the world makes us all better. This one-of-a-kind livery celebrates our partnership, which has been built on shared values and the inspiring athletes of Team USA, whose indomitable spirit lies at the heart of both our ‘Keep Climbing’ message and the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The team opted for a clean, classic design to promote the partnership between Team USA and Delta. The Team USA logo is prominently featured, along with a blue gradient that represents the sky and 'rise to the top' with a grounding red element representing the resilience needed to get there.”


Time Lapse Video of Delta A330-900 TEAM USA Livery Application - Courtesy Delta Air Lines


Delta’s first Beijing flight carrying U.S. Olympians and Paralympians will depart in January from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in January 2022. The flights will operate as a charter to meet Chinese government entry requirements, and will be the only way Team USA athletes and staff will travel to Beijing 2022 from the U.S.


Also commenting on Delta’s new eight-year partnership with Team USA, Delta’s Managing Director – Charter Operations, Bill Wernecke, said,


“Even through a global pandemic, Team USA athletes have endured and thrived in pursuit of the Olympic and Paralympic dream. We are proud to carry this extraordinary team into competition and we look forward to being the first to welcome them home.”


Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. For the last decade, the carrier has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.



Source: Delta Air Lines