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AIRLINES FURTHER SUSPENDS DOMESTIC FLIGHTS DUE TO GOV’T ADVICE

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Solomon Airlines has made further changes to their published flight schedule, as a result of the
Solomon Islands Government directive suspending domestic flights to and from Honiara until further
notice.
Currently, all domestic flights will be cancelled through to Sunday 20 February 2022.
Solomon Airlines said all bookings that are cancelled will be honoured, and passengers will be
reaccommodated onto the first available service as and when the national carrier is permitted to fly.
“In light of the latest Prime Minister’s update and the risk of ongoing lockdowns, Solomon Airlines
must take this action now in the interests of public safety, and to provide certainty to our
passengers, given that we have no clarity on when we’ll be able to recommence flying,” said
CEO of Solomon Airlines Mr Brett Gebers.
“We will continue to liaise daily with the Solomon Islands Government on when it will be possible to
resume domestic airservices, with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety measures,” he said.
The airline’s international flight this Friday 28 January between Honiara and Brisbane will operate
with limited passengers subject to strict approval and COVID-19 protocols, with transport guidance
provided by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and COVID-19 Oversight Committee.
The national carrier’s domestic and international cargo and charter operations remain open, subject
to Government approval.
“We wish to reassure people that Solomon Airlines is able to swiftly reinstate our schedules at short
notice if earlier flying is permitted,” Mr Gebers added.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will ensure the readiness of our aircraft and
staff to support any essential movement of people, cargo and medical resources during this time.”
Solomon Airlines’ Point Cruz Sales and Henderson Head Offices will remain closed for the duration of
the Government imposed lockdown, from today.
The airline at this stage anticipates its offices in Honiara may reopen on Monday 31 January, however
will abide by any further lockdown requirements in Honiara.
Any passengers requiring urgent assistance, are asked to contact Solomon Airlines’ Australia Sales
Office which is available for contact during office hours Thursday and Friday on (+61) 07 38605883 or
[email protected]

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