7 Sep 2011

New aircraft for Solomon Airlines put on hold

11:21 am on 7 September 2011

The plans by Solomon Airlines to purchase a new dash 8 aircraft has been put on hold with the Finance Minister not allowing the funds to be released.

Solomon Airlines had applied for a loan from the National Provident Fund which was given the green light by the Prime Minister in a formal letter.

However the Finance Minister has blocked the funds from being released to the airlines.

The dash 8 would have seen Solomon Airlines operate its own aircraft without having to lease it.