31 Aug 2017

Solomon Airlines and Air Kiribati partner on new service

7:27 pm on 31 August 2017

Solomon Airlines and Air Kiribati have launched a new service linking Brisbane and Tarawa via Honiara.

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Launched yesterday, the service will operate out of Brisbane every Wednesday and return from Tarawa every Thursday.

Flight time from Brisbane to Tarawa including a one hour stop over in Honiara is around seven hours.

Return tickets from Brisbane are being advertised from $US840.

The new service builds on an agreement and Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Solomons and Kiribati last November.

Solomon Airlines' Chief Executive, Brett Gebers said the partnership was a catalyst for both nations' economic development.

"This service is more than just a link between two nations - it also represents an avenue for both nations to grow and prosper as we walk forward together," he said.