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