Solomon Airlines and Air Kiribati have announced the launch of a new service linking Brisbane with Kiribati’s capital Tarawa, via Honiara, starting August 30, 2017. The new service will operate ex-Brisbane every Wednesday and ex-Tarawa every Thursday, with following schedule:
IE 701 Depart BNE 1100 Arrive HIR 1515
IE 720 Depart HIR 1615 Arrive TRW 2000
IE 721 Depart TRW 1000 Arrive HIR 1145
IE 700 Depart HIR 1300 Arrive BNE 1515
Welcoming the launch of this new service, Solomon Airlines’ CEO, Brett Gebers highlighted the importance of the aviation partnership as a catalyst for both nations’ economic growth: “This service is much more than a link between our two countries. It represents an avenue for the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Kiribati to prosper and strengthen our economy,” he commented.
In November 2016, an Air Service Agreement (ASA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Kiribati. Under this ASA, Solomon Airlines and Air Kiribati, in collaboration with each country’s Civil Aviation Authorities, will promote the aviation sector, as well as initiatives stimulating both country’s social and economic development.
About Solomon Islands
Tucked away in the South Pacific, the Solomon Islands are a little known, unspoiled paradise. The Solomon Islands are an archipelago of almost 1,000 islands, located between Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu – a three hour journey from Australia. These islands are laid-back, welcoming and often surprisingly untouched. From WWII relics scattered in the jungle to leaf-hut villages where traditional culture is flourishing – there’s so much on offer. Then there’s the visual appeal, with scenery reminiscent of a Discovery Channel documentary: volcanic islands, croc-infested mangroves, huge lagoons, tropical islets and emerald forests.
About Solomon Airlines
Headquartered at Henderson International Airport in Honiara, Solomon Airlines is the national airline of the Solomon Islands. The airline currently operates services from Honiara to Brisbane, Sydney, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tarawana, as well as an extensive domestic network around the Solomon Islands. Solomon Airlines operates a mix of different aircraft, including the newly upgraded A320 on international routes, Dash 8, Twin Otter, and Islander aircraft on domestic routes. Interline and codeshare agreements with Qantas, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu, and Air New Zealand are in place. From North America, most travelers fly via Los Angeles, and either Brisbane or Nadi.
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Sascha Bullen, Solomon Airlines USA Product Manager
T: 888 468 5736