Airlines reduce weekly flight schedules

Newly inaugurated Solomon Airline airbus landing

Our national carrier-Solomon Airlines has today reduced its weekly flights between Honiara and Brisbane, Australia.

It says its existing 10 weekly flights for the route are scaled down to six.

This means 5 flights scheduled in each direction of these destinations will be reduced to 3 until further notice.

It says the changes are activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer-Brett Gebers says, the airline would continue to review its operation in line with the country’s interest as this is their highest priority.

The CEO says, in the current discontinuing of some international flights by major airlines around the globe, they will continue to provide needed support to the Solomon Islands and others in the region.

This is to ensure the movement of essential personal and critical supplies continues.

He says, they will further seek advice from the government as they continue to provide our critical link.

The CEO also says they are looking at how best the airline would respond to the current travel ban Australia and New Zealand have placed on non-residents and non-citizens of Australia and New Zealand.

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