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Solomon Airlines Commences Services to Lomlom

Solomon Airlines has commenced direct services into far-flung Lomlom Island, the largest of the 18 Reef islands located in Temotu Province in the eastern region of the Solomon Islands archipelago.

January 3, 2019
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Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy

January 3, 2019

Honiara, Solomon Islands – Solomon Airlines has commenced direct services into far-flung Lomlom Island, the largest of the 18 Reef islands located in Temotu Province in the eastern region of the Solomon Islands archipelago.

The inaugural service to Lomlom, a one hour and 45-minute flight from Honiara, took place on 27 December when Solomon Airlines’ Dash-8 (H4-SOL) took off from Henderson Airport carrying 19 passengers and four crew.

Solomon Airlines manager – commercial, Colin Sigimanu said while the new service will initially operate on a weekly basis the airline had plans to increase flight frequency going forward.

“This new service is highly significant for one of the remotest regions of the country given the potential it holds both for business activities and the development of tourism undertakings,” Mr Sigimanu said.

“We are very excited with this development.”

Mr Sigimanu said the airline acknowledged the investment and efforts of the national government, the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) along with the cooperation of local land owners, all of which he said had paved the way for the commencement of the new service.

For more information/images, please contact:

Mike Parker-Brown

Public Relations – Solomon Airlines

M: + 61 421 025 469

E: pr@flysolomons.com.sb

W: www.flysolomons.com

FB: www.facebook.com/solomonairlines

Solomon Airlines is the national airline of the Solomon Islands headquartered in Honiara. The airline currently operates regular return services from Honiara to Brisbane, Fiji, Vanuatu and Tarawa as well as an extensive domestic network around the Solomon Islands.

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