LONDON – On June 24, the Solomon Islands national airline, Solomon Airlines, announced a new international flight schedule following the Solomon Islands’ restrictions ease.
Their New Schedule…
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Solomon Airlines has operated a very limited flight schedule due to the restrictions that were imposed upon the Solomon Islands by their government.
However, recently the government has announced that the mandatory quarantine requirements will soon be reduced.
In line with this announcement by the Solomon Islands Government, the airline has announced a new flight schedule that begins on August 1.
The following list is their new international schedule that will commence on August 1.
- Honiara International Airport (HIR) to Brisbane Airport (BNE), two flights per week.
- Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Honiara International Airport (HIR), two flights per week with a third service every two weeks.
- Honiara International Airport (HIR) to Port Vila International Airport (VLI) onto Nadi International Airport (NAN) and back to Honiara once per week every Tuesday.
- Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Tarawa Bonriki International Airport (TRW) via Honiara International Airport (HIR) once every two weeks.
- Tarawa Bonriki International Airport (TRW) to Brisbane Airport (BNE) direct once every two weeks.
- Direct connection from Munda Airport (MUA) on Wednesdays onto the Brisbane to Honiara service.
- Honiara International Airport (HIR) to Lomlom Airport (LLM) via Santa Cruz Airport (RZA), two flights per week every Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Honiara International Airport (HIR) to Auki Gwaunaru’u Airport (AKS) and back to Honiara will operate twice daily on Mondays with one morning and one-afternoon service.
On top of all of these new international changes, Solomon Airlines has also changed some of its flight times on some of its domestic services to Munda Airport (MUA), Gizo Nusatupe Airport (GZO), Seghe Airport (EGM), and Suavanao Airport (VAO) to enable direct connections onto their Brisbane to Honiara twice-weekly service.
Adding his thoughts to the company’s new international scheduled and domestic service changes, Solomon Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Brett Geber, says:
“Reopening our borders is a major milestone that means Solomon Airlines can again open up our flights and network to the world.”
“That means gradual recovery of inbound tourism, more opportunities for international air freight, and our optimism about the future of air travel in our region has proved well-founded.”
“On behalf of the Solomon Airlines team we thank the Solomon Islands Government, Australia, and New Zealand Governments, and our business and industry partners for standing by us, and helping us to keep our nation flying through our most difficult era ever.”
“The past two years and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have been an incredibly long and testing journey, and we say tagio tumas to everyone who has supported us, for your patience and perseverance, especially our hardworking staff who made sacrifices to ensure the survival of Solomon Airlines.”
“Our immediate priority now is to re-establish our core Pacific Islands network and ensure convenient connections from global markets especially NZ, Asia, the United States, and Europe via Brisbane and Fiji.”
“We also look forward to continuing our work with our travel industry partners as well as Tourism Solomons to ensure the Solomon Islands is indelibly placed on the world map as an attractive and accessible international destination.”