KARACHI (PR): Emirates, an official airline partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, has fired the starting pistol on the first leg of the Baton’s journey round the world, beginning its international journey in Glasgow.

 Travelling in style, the Queen’s Baton will be transported by Emirates, visiting a selection of the Commonwealth’s nations and territories ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 23rd July to 3rd August.

 Following its public launch at Buckingham Palace, attended by Scotland’s greatest Commonwealth and Olympic athletes Sir Chris Hoy MBE, eleven-time world champion and six-time Olympic champion and Allan Wells MBE, winner of two Commonwealth Gold medals and an Olympic title at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, the Baton has been successfully checked-in for its flight with Emirates and is on its first journey to Delhi, India.

 Speaking of the Queen’s Baton Relay, Laurie Berryman, Vice President Emirates UK, commented:

“As a result of our official partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Emirates is playing an integral role in uniting the Commonwealth countries, its two billion citizens and many cultures across the globe. Through our association with this landmark occasion, we hope to bring fans closer to the action and the sports that they love world-wide.