HEADS OF GOVERNMENTS CALLED ON TO SOLVE AIRLINES SAGA

Solomon Airlines aircraft at the Honiara International Airport. Photo credit: SIBC.

Solomon Airlines aircraft at the Honiara International Airport. Photo credit: SIBC.

Solomon Airline General Manager operations and commercial, Gus Kraus is calling on the Solomon Islands and Fiji Prime Ministers to quickly solve the current row over civil aviation rights, which has affected flights between the two countries for more than two months now.

Mr Gus Kraus says the call comes after learning that the situation is out of control and even attempts at a shared circuit through Vanuatu has been rejected by Fiji.

He believes both sides are waiting for their Prime Ministers to get involved directly and then make the direction downwards.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Civil Aviation Mr. Walter Folotalu has told Parliament, Solomon Islands will wait for the outcome of the national general election in Fiji before resuming further negotiations with its legitimate government.

It is understood the current impasse began mid July when Solomon Islands civil aviation authorities denied a Fiji Airways application for an additional Saturday flight into Honiara as it clashes with an existing Solomon Airlines flight.

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