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All smiles onboard to mark World Kindness Day 2021

Posted on November 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM in General News

  • School students invited to Henderson Airport as Solomon Airlines’ special guests
  • An up-close view onboard our Dash 8 aircraft and meet our pilots and engineers

Solomon Airlines extended a special invitation to mark World Kindness Day on 13th November, hosting 16 students from Kukum South Seas Evangelical Church Kindergarten for a memorable experience at Henderson Airport.

The children were invited to see Solomon Airlines’ De Havilland Dash 8-100 aircraft up close with the national carrier’s flight crew also in attendance to chat with them about the aircraft and working for the airline.

Solomon Airlines heard that, among the children, several aspired to work for the national carrier one day, or to become pilots or engineers, so the airline also took them to their hangar to see the airline’s engineers in action and meet members of the Engineering team.

The children, aged from 4 to 5 had the opportunity to meet Solomon Airlines pilots Captain Linda Tito Owen and Captain Jonathan Yaxley, and go inside and sit onboard the Dash 8 aircraft. After an in-depth pre-flight briefing, the flight crew started the engines and the children were then given the surprise of an on-ground 15-minute ride around the tarmac.

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world.

The purpose of this day celebrated on November 13 annually, is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together, and to inspire kindness.

“In the spirit of the day, we were delighted to welcome the students and create a fun and inspirational event for them, viewing one of our domestic aircraft, meeting some of our team, and showing what an aircraft can do, “ said Colin Sigimanu, Commercial Manager, Solomon Airlines.

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