1 Dec 2009

Solomon Airlines signs a historic deal

11:12 am on 1 December 2009

Solomon Airlines has signed a historic agreement to bring a Dash8 aircraft into its Domestic operation from the 7th of December and will remain part of its fleet for a longer term.

The Solomon Times reports the aircraft will be leased from Airlines PNG, a privately listed company on the PNG Stock Exchange.

The airline says the aircraft will give Solomon Airlines added capacity to meet growing demands on its domestic route and will allow for future capacity expansion to handle larger volumes of Tourism.

The airline says that for this aircraft type to become a long term, the Government must continue to play its role in the development of better Tourism infrastructure including better upgraded runways for the prime airstrips.