Solomon Airlines has advised its flagship Airbus A320 will return to full service on 30 April instead of today.
Solomon Airlines’ General Manager of Operations and Commercial, Gus Kraus said the further delay is necessary to secure one of the aircraft’s engines from Germany and Singapore.
Mr. Kraus reiterates this maintenance program is part of a standard annual plan only delayed through sourcing of parts related to the checks and in complete keeping with our extremely high safety standards.
Mr. Kraus adds this will ensure a fully serviced A320 to provide full services during the period ahead between now and February 2016.
In the meantime, Solomon Airlines will continue to operate the chartered Nauru Airlines Boeing B737-300 it leases.
SIBC News understands the A320 is currently undergoing a scheduled annual maintenance in Manila, Philippines.