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SOLOMON ISLANDS AIRPORT SURCHARGE FEES TO COMMENCE FROM 1 JUNE

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International and domestic passengers will have to meet new Airport Surcharge Fees by June 1
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Solomon Airlines has confirmed the introduction of new airport surcharge fees effective
from 1 June, 2023 to help cover rising international and domestic airport costs including
increased landing and lighting fees at Solomon Islands airports.
As part of a Government reform program in the aviation sector, 10 Government operated
Airfields including the new Honiara Airport Terminal building and Munda International
Airports formerly managed under the Ministry of Communication and Aviation (‘MCA’),
have transferred to be managed by new state-owned enterprise Solomon Islands Airports
Corporation Limited (‘SIACL’).
Under the new arrangements, since January 2023, new surcharges in addition to existing
departure fees, now apply to airlines using Solomon Islands domestic and international
airport facilities.
“We understand the long-term objective of aviation reform is to improve the operation and
maintenance of Solomon Islands airports,” said Solomon Airlines CEO Mr Gus Kraus.
“Progressing our aviation sector is a positive direction, however increased charges to
airlines have significantly added to the national carrier’s operating costs,” he said.
“Since the commencement of 2023 we have absorbed 100% of the new surcharges,
however we cannot continue to do so and therefore must pass on part of those costs,” he
explained.
Effective from 1 June, 2023, all bookings made on Solomon Airlines will include regular
Solomon Islands departure fees, plus a new Solomon Islands Airports Surcharge as follows:

  • Domestic Airport Surcharge Fee – SBD$60 per passenger per booking
  • International Airport Surcharge Fee – SBD$110 per passenger per booking
    Solomon Airlines said the new airport surcharge and existing departure fee will be collected at the
    time of booking either online, via Solomon Airlines sales office or participating travel agents.

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