NATIONAL flag carrier Solomon Airlines has announced its code-share flight services with Air Niugini between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) that will recommence next month.
In a statement yesterday Solomon Airlines announced the service which will resume on Saturday 6th August, a month after the country’s international borders have reopened.
“We are pleased to confirm our code-share flight services between Honiara and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea are now available for sale.
“Flight IE708 is scheduled every Saturday starting 6 August departing Port Moresby 9:45am, arriving Honiara 1:05pm, and Flight IE709 Sundays starting 7 August departing Honiara 11:30am, arriving Port Moresby 12:50pm,” the statement said.
With the latest announcement a number of Solomon Islanders living and working are excited.
Some of them who cannot travel for their holidays following the COVID-19 outbreak are already planning to travel.
Others are already making their bookings, for the first trip.
Solomon Airlines also resumed its code-share service with Fiji Airways fortnight ago.
Meanwhile, Solomon Airlines had also started its services from Tarawa to Brisbane as of last month.
Passengers intending to book must have a visa to enter Australia or a transit visa and another flight departure within 72 hours of arrival.
Passengers who are transiting in Australia within 8 hours to another country, may not require a visa but will need to advise of their connecting flight at the time of booking.
By MOFFAT MAMU