Jordan Picks U.K. Airline EasyJet As Olympics Carrier
Jordan has announced that easyJet will fly its athletes and support staff between Amman and London this summer, making it "the first country to make a budget airline its official Olympic Games carrier," according to Rose Jacobs of the FINANCIAL TIMES. It is also "the first instance of a U.K. carrier sponsoring a foreign team." Jordan has nine confirmed athletes set to compete in this year’s Olympics, a record. Two wrestlers and the national basketball team may also qualify. Fourteen athletes will be competing in the Paralympics. Including support staff, easyJet expects to fly about 75 people as part of its sponsorship deal (FINANCIAL TIMES, 6/11).