Effective 01 July 2016, Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu will commence operation of a long awaited codeshare service linking all three destinations.
Pictured, hand in hand in at the official signing of the codeshare agreement last year, (from left) , Air Vanuatu CEO, Joseph Laloyer, Air Niugini CEO, Simon Foo and Solomon Airlines CEO, Captain Ron Sumsum.
The new service will operate from Port Moresby to Honiara on Fridays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Ex-Honiara the codeshare service will operate from Honiara to Port Moresby on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The codeshare also extends to a weekly Honiara-Port Vila-Honiara service into Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, operating ex-Honiara on Tuesdays and returning to Honiara on Wednesdays.
Solomon Airlines General Manager Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said the benefits of all three airlines working in unison presented a major boost for the Melanesian region’s tourism and business aspirations.
“This codeshare agreement can also be seen as a considerable advancement of the ideals contained within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) mandate and will play a key role in further promoting MSG principals,” Mr Kraus said.
For further information, visit www.flysolomons.com.
Alternatively contact Solomon Airlines Honiara Travel Centre, telephone + 677 20152.
or Solomon Airlines Australian Offices on + 61 (0) 7 3860 5883.