21 July 2021 | Community

Virgin Australia CEO statement on 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games

Virgin Australia Group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka has congratulated the Australian and Queensland Governments and the Australian Olympic Committee on their successful bid to host the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"As a proudly Queensland based airline, I am delighted that the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in our backyard," said Ms Hrdlicka.

"This is a wonderful achievement for Brisbane and the entire state of Queensland. It means more jobs in Queensland and a huge economic boost to the entire aviation and tourism industry across Australia.

"The past several Olympic and Paralympic Games have shown that host cities can expect up to 500,000 additional international visitors over the course of the games, and increased level of domestic and international tourists over the subsequent years.

"Sport is the fabric of our nation, and just as we hosted the 2000 Games in Sydney, the 2032 Brisbane Olympic Games will provide Australia the opportunity to once again put our warm and generous hospitality, and unique and wonderful tourism destinations, on the world stage.  We look forward to bringing the world to our beautiful state of Queensland, to showcase all that we can offer.

"On behalf of the entire Virgin Australia team, I sincerely thank the Queensland, Australian and local governments, and the Australian Olympic Committee on securing the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games," she said.