Solomon Airlines has proudly played a part in mounting excitement for the 2023 Pacific Games.

Five airline staff ran the Games Baton to an awaiting plane to tour nine provinces, and the national carrier launched a 1000-page signatory book which will also travel the country collecting well-wishes for Team Solomon.

Festivities to launch the Games Baton Relay started at 9.00am on 11 August at the National Stadium, as Games Ambassadors handed over the Baton to GOC Staff at Burns Creek.

In turn, it was passed on to school students at Cross Road Roundabout and finally to Solomon Airlines Staff at Henderson (Cops Land). The airline’s staff then ran with the Baton all the way to the domestic airport tarmac and onto an awaiting plane.

The domestic flight to Fera continued the 100 days Baton Relay and Games count down with the Pacific Games Baton touring through all nine Solomon Islands Provinces.

Travelling with it, the Solomon Airlines Signatory Book will collect well wishes for the Team Solomon from thousands of locals across the country.

The Baton will return to Honiara on the 17th November and will be carried directly to be the symbolic centrepiece at the Opening Ceremony for the 2023 17th Pacific Games.

The commemorative Signatory Book also travelling around the country was launched and signed this morning by the Hon. Prime Minister and Minister for 2023 Pacific Games, Hon. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare.

The book will gather thousands of messages from locals nationwide and also list the 24 sports that will be played in the Pacific Games this year. It will be presented to the Team Solomon during the opening ceremony.

“We are tremendously proud to be a presenting sponsor for the 2023 Pacific Games and feel that the idea of a national signatory book will really touch the hearts of people everywhere and convey to Team Solomon the huge national pride and support for their efforts, from fans throughout Solomon Islands,” said Solomon Airlines CEO Mr Gus Kraus.

“Although some of them may not have the chance to see or watch the Games, they will each play a part, as their best wishes messages and signatures will definitely uplift our Team Solomon and our national pride will be seen in media coverage for the world to see.”

Source: Solomon Airlines