AIRLINES SUSPENDS SYDNEY-HONIARA SERVICE

Solomon Airlines Logo. Photo credit: SIBC.

Solomon Airlines Logo. Photo credit: SIBC.

Solomon Airlines has announced the temporary suspension of its Sydney-Honiara service from 22 February to 25 April 2016 while the carrier’s flagship Airbus A-320 undergoes maintenance in Singapore.

A statement from Solomon Airlines today says all passengers affected by the suspension will be flown between Brisbane and Honiara via the airline’s four direct services which it will operate by using a Boeing B-737-800 aircraft, leased from codeshare partner Qantas Airways.

Meanwhile, the airline’s General Manager Operations and Commercial, Gus Kraus said the airline was “extremely grateful” to Qantas for stepping in to assist the airline in maintaining the core of its Australian schedule.

Mr Kraus adds, all passengers holding confirmed tickets will be re-routed Sydney to Brisbane to connect with either the airline’s Monday or Wednesday services, meaning passengers holding confirmed tickets Honiara to Sydney will be similarly accommodated.

The Airbus A-320 is expected to return to full operation on 26 April 2016 when it will recommence the scheduled Sydney-Honiara service.

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