1 Mar 2012

Solomon Islands looks to sign upper air space agreement with Aiport Fiji

4:59 am on 1 March 2012

Solomon Islands is likely to sign a new agreement with Airport Fiji to look after its upper air space by 2013.

The Solomon Star reports the government has yet to agree any deal, but the Ministry of Aviation is in negotiation with Airport Fiji.

The upper airspace of Solomon Islands is currently looked after by Air Services Australia since 1998.

ASA gets 40 percent of the revenue collected from the upper airspace, which amounts to just over 50-thousand US dollars.

The permanent secretary of Aviation and Communication, Jeffery Wickham says the ministry is working towards a new agreement.