Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 August - 5 September 2012
Issue No. 1112
Sky High
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

One way tickets

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The winners at a cultural and art competition organised in Cairo have been awarded one way tickets from Cairo to London

British Ambassador to Egypt James Watt and British Council Director in Cairo Mark Stephens co-hosted recently an event to celebrate the opening of London Olympic Games at the British Council in Agouza. Nearly 300 guests attended the festive evening event where the opening ceremony was broadcast on two large screens in the garden.

In addition to the Olympic celebration, the evening was also a chance for the British Council to announce the winners of their recent art and writing competitions as well as a grand prize draw for two British Airways return air tickets Cairo to London, courtesy of British Airways for attending guests. "As a London-based airline, we are extremely proud to support athletes from around the world," said Mervat Alfy, British Airways commercial manager in Egypt. "We are honoured to be part of such a historic celebration and, on this occasion we are happy to award two return tickets to London to two lucky guests."

To give sports fans in London the superior experience they've come to expect from British Airways, Park Live presented by British Airways was the place for spectators to go during the games. Park Live, a dedicated area for up to 10,000 fans with picnic lawns across acres of newly created parklands in the Olympic Park, was the only place in the Olympic Park to watch live action on giant screens and see the athletes interviewed on the British Airways stage.

The British airliner has a worldwide route network that covers more than 140 destinations in more than 70 countries. One of the world's largest international airlines, British Airways carries approximately 36 million passengers around the world every year.

The carrier was voted "Airline of the Year" by frequent travelers from across the world at the Business Traveler Airline Awards.

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