Team GB Make Final Descent into Heathrow for Heroes Welcome – The London Economic

Team GB Make Final Descent into Heathrow for Heroes Welcome

Team GB’s chartered 747 is making its final approach into London Heathrow Airport as Team GB’s athletes return for a heroes welcome.

The aircraft has been re-named ‘victoRIOus’, given special flight code BA2016 and had its nose painted gold in celebration of the team’s achievements.

For Team GB’s homecoming, it also features ‘#greattobeBAck’ – a hashtag that the fans and athletes are encouraged to use.

Alex Cruz, Chairman and CEO of British Airways, said: “We’re excited to be bringing the athletes home ‘happy and glorious’ following the Games! victoRIOus is a very fitting name, reflecting the great pride we have for our sporting heroes, and is a great play on words too.” T

eam GB departed on flight BA2016 from Rio de Janeiro on Monday August 22 and land into Heathrow Terminal 5 on Tuesday August 23 at 9.55am to an invite-only media reception.

Fans can visit from 9.55am today for a live broadcast with the athletes once the aircraft touches down.

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