After beating Bayern Munich by a score of 2-0 on July 28th, FC Barcelona players boarded a Turkish Airlines B-777-300 decorated with photos of the Barcelona team players for a flight to Washington.
As a surprise for his birthday, player Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma was presented with a meter-tall cake which he shared with all onboard and with thanks to Turkish Airlines. The aircraft landed at Washington’s Dulles Airport at 03:10 am and the journey completed at 03:40 am as the team begins its US tour. Turkish Airlines is the title sponsor of Barcelona US Tour’11.
FC Barcelona’s tournament schedule in the US;
* 30 July: Barcelona - Manchester United Fedex Field in Washington DC
* 3 August: Barcelona - CD Guadalajara Miami Sun Life Stadium
* 6 August: Barcelona - Club America, Dallas Cowboys Stadium
Turkish Airlines, was last year recognised by the World Travel Awards as offering Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class
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