Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, Mayor of Madrid, unveiled the Madrid 2016 “Olympic Plane” Tuesday that will fly the Madrid 2016 official delegation to Copenhagen to attend the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) vote on the 2016 Summer Games host city.
The Mayor said at the presentation of the plane, “To baptize a plane to give wings to a dream”. He added, “the Airbus 321 will take off on September 30, and will return, I hope, on Saturday 3 October with the assignment of Madrid as the venue for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games”.
The plane was donated by Iberia and displays the colourful Madrid 2016 logo. The airline also donated a second plane which will transport the rest of the Madrid 2016 bid delegation to Copenhagen and is supporting Spain’s bid throughout the world by promoted its candidacy to the airline’s clients and employees.
The Mayor said, “in Madrid we have a feeling in our bones, which each day becomes stronger, that our city will host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we will be taking that confidence with us to Copenhagen”.