15 Dec 2014

Solomon Airlines rejects sabotage allegations

10:25 am on 15 December 2014

Solomon Airlines has rejected recent allegations made by Fiji's Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, that it has been sabotaging negotiations to resolve an ongoing airline impasse.

Flights between the two countries remain cancelled after a breakdown in negotiations in Suva last month to solve the five month old impasse.

Solomon Airlines Commercial Services Manager, Gus Kraus, says they were not part of the meeting between the two governments and Fiji Airways but he understands Honiara rejected a Memorandum of Understanding because it wanted more time to look into its conditions.

"This impasse cannot continue and Solomon Airlines and I am sure the Solomon governments are looking for some way forward. So there must be an outcome of fairness and you know equitabilitiy that both countries and both airlines prosper with. And so that is all we are after."

Mr Kraus says the next major meeting to try and resolve the impasse will be held on the 25th of January between the new governments of both countries.

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