Lufthansa flies Team Germany to the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024 in South Korea

  • Lufthansa is a long-standing partner and official airline of "Team D" and flies 15- to 18-year-old athletes to Seoul
  • 90 athletes and their teams travel with 14 flights

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With great excitement and anticipation for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Gangwon (South Korea), around 30 athletes, coaches and support staff took off today on Lufthansa flight LH718 from Munich to Seoul (ICN). For many of the young Team D athletes on board, the games in South Korea are the first international competition. The games will take place from January 19 to February 1 in Gangwon Province in the northeast of the Asian country. A total of 81 decisions will be made in 15 sports. The focus for the participants will not just be on the sporting competition. In addition to striving for personal bests, the young athletes will gain valuable experience of the Olympic ideals of peaceful competition, friendship and international understanding.

At 3:45 p.m., it was "all doors in flight" at Munich airport for the Airbus A350-900 “Erfurt” with the registration D-AIXJ.  A total of 90 young athletes are flying to Seoul (ICN) with Lufthansa. 

Chef de Mission for Gangwon 2024 and DOSB Director of Competitive Sports Dr. Olaf Tabor: "We have a long journey ahead of us. The Winter Youth Olympic Games are being held outside of Europe for the first time. Some competitions will be held at the venues of the 2018 Winter Olympics, so our young athletes will experience the Olympic flair more directly than ever before. They are therefore likely to have some very special experiences in their luggage on their return flight. We are very much looking forward to traveling to South Korea, as we are represented in all 15 sports and the competitions will promote the development of our young athletes."

Lufthansa Airlines CEO Heiko Reitz wishes the team all the best: "It is both a tradition and an honor for Lufthansa to fly Team Germany to the Olympic Games. In particular, we wish the young Team Germany all the best, lots of fun and great experiences at the Youth Olympic Games in South Korea."