Paris airport authority manager Groupe ADP has signed on as an official supplier of Paris 2024 ©Groupe ADP

Paris airport authority manager Groupe ADP has signed on as an official supplier of the French capital’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was announced today.

The company is responsible for both of the main airports in Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, and will support the city’s effort to secure the hosting rights for the event through three main initiatives.

These include establishing a dedicated marketing campaign at both of the airports and publishing editorial and promotional content around the bid in their official magazine, Paris Worldwide.

Groupe ADP, which serves a total of 476 cities across the world, will also provide support to Paris 2024 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visits the city to inspect its bid in the spring of 2017.

"France and Paris are top global tourist destinations and Groupe ADP manages the main gateway for visitors to our country," Paris 2024 co-chairman Bernard Lapasset said.

"Their quality services and knowledge of the tourism industry will be invaluable to the bid.

"We are very pleased to welcome them as official suppliers and to have their expertise as we continue to develop our plans and aim to welcome the world to Paris in 2024."

Groupe ADP chairman and chief executive Augustin de Romanet says his company are thrilled to be partnering with the Bid Committee and believes the agreement with Paris 2024 is a perfect match.

Groupe ADP manage both of the main airports in Paris ©Getty Images
Groupe ADP manage both of the main airports in Paris ©Getty Images

"Groupe ADP is delighted to become official suppliers to the Paris 2024 bid and play a part in this unifying project which represents a unique opportunity to promote Paris as a world class city and a hub for international tourism," he said.

"Paris 2024’s ambitions match the strategic vision of Groupe ADP and if the bid is successful, a Paris Games will act as a catalyst in the development of Grand Paris and promote and grow further the city and region as a major global tourism destination."

Groupe ADP follow national airliner Air France in becoming an official supplier of Paris 2024 after an agreement was signed last month. 

Under the partnership, 10,000 Air France planes will display the bid logo, while the bid will be promoted in in-flight magazines and in airport lounges worldwide.

In May, communications giant Orange, insurance firm MAIF and the Vivendi media corporation were announced as the latest sponsors of Paris 2024.

The three companies became official partners of the campaign to bring the Games to the French capital, taking the total number of sponsors to 10.

It followed La Française des Jeux, La Caisse des dépôts, Elior Group, JCDecaux and RATP pledging their support, along with French banking group BNP Paribas and postal service company La Poste.

Budapest, Los Angeles and Rome are also bidding for the 2024 Games, with a decision due to be made at the IOC Session in Lima in September of next year.