INTERNATIONAL flight IE703 due to travel to Nadi, Port Vila to pick up nursing students from Vanuatu was cancelled due to cyclone.
That flight was to pick up around 70 students from Vanuatu to commence their study at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) School of Nursing. The school of Nursing is one of the schools under the faculty of Nursing, Medicine & Health Science.
SINU Assistance Media Officer Renee Bisili has confirmed the cancellation of the flight to this paper after receiving information from Solomon Airlines on the international flight.
“The flight is rescheduled for Tuesday this week,” she said.
Without knowing the flight cancellation, this paper was at the airport to capture the moment when the students touched down at Honiara International Airport, but learned that the flight was cancelled.
Solomon Airlines said Port Vila passengers will be accommodated to a replacement service on Tuesday 7 March 2023, departing Honiara 1:35pm, arriving in Port Vila 3:35pm, departing Port Vila 4:34, arriving in Honiara 6:35pm.
While arriving on Tuesday in Honiara, the Ni-Vanuatu students will register and commence their study.
By LACHLAN EDDIE
Solomon Star, Honiara