Global events continue to remind us that aviation security remains a top priority for Solomon Airlines.
Due to increased security screening, check in procedures and potential traffic delays, we recommend you allow extra time to get to the airport.
During check-in and boarding you may have noticed some additional security measures that include:
- Random explosive trace detection of passengers and their carry-on baggage.
- All knives, sharp objects or cutting and stabbing implements need to be packed as checked in baggage and not placed on carry-on baggage or on your person.
- Laptop computers and aerosols and subject to enhanced inspection at screening points.
Solomon Airlines has a strict policy of denying boarding to, or off-loading any passenger that makes inappropriate comments or behaves inappropriately inflight or on the ground. Solomon Airlines will not accept any inappropriate comments as “jokes”. Solomon Airlines will also seek to recover all costs incurred as a result of inflight incidents, including diversions, from those involved.
Dangerous Goods are items that may endanger the safety of an aircraft or persons on board the aircraft.
Dangerous Goods are also known as restricted articles, hazardous materials and dangerous cargo.
Their carriage is primarily governed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Regulations.
Dangerous Goods must not be carried in (or as) passenger or crew checked-in baggage or carry-on baggage.
Security type attaché cases incorporating Dangerous Goods, such as lithium batteries or pyrotechnic devices are totally forbidden.
Disabling devices such as mace, pepper spray etc containing an irritant or incapacitating substance are prohibited on the person, in checked-in or carry-on baggage.
For further information please contact your nearest Solomon Airlines Office.
Checked in Baggage
Checked in baggage should only consist of personal effects, clothing, shoes, books etc.
Any machinery such as generators, chainsaws and spare parts should all be consigned as “Cargo” and these items will not be accepted at check-in.
Be sure to label checked-in baggage inside and out, with your name, address and contact number for your destination. Labels can be obtained from Solomon Airlines or at check-in. Ensure that all old destination stickers and tags are removed from all baggage.
Carry-On Baggage Restrictions
Please note that on all Solomon Airlines International destinations introduced enhanced security screening measures apply. This involves limiting the amount of liquids, aerosols and gels that can be taken through the security screening point by our guests.
We recommend that guests pack liquid, aerosols and gels exceeding 100ml/3.3oz in your checked-in baggage wherever possible.
- All liquids, aerosols and gels must be carried in containers of no greater than 100ml/3.3oz capacity (approx 100gm in weight).
- All containers must fit comfortably in a transparent, resealable plastic bag.
- The plastic bag must be no greater that 1 litre (1 quart) in capacity with a total outer edge measurement of the sealed section of the bag no greater that 80cm.
- There is a limit of one plastic bag per guest.
- The plastic bag must be removed from carry-on baggage and presented to security personnel at the checkpoint for inspection and separate x-ray screening.
- Containers larger that 100ml/3.3oz will not e accepted, even if only partially filled.
Liquids, Aerosols & gels (LAGS) include, but are not limited to:
- Water and other drinks, soups, syrups, jams, stews, sauces and pastes.
- Foods in sauces or containing a high liquid content
- Creams, lotions, cosmetics and oils
- Gels including hair and shower gels
- Contents of pressurized containers including shaving foam, other foam and deodorants
- Liquid-solid mixtures
- Mascara, lipstick, lip gloss or lip balm
- And any item of similar consistency at room temperature
Medication and Baby Products
- Prescription medicine and non-prescription medicine is permitted provided the passenger can demonstrate a bona fide need for these items.
- Baby products to be consumed in-flight including baby milk, sterilized water, baby juice, baby food in liquid, gel or paste form and wet wipes may be carried on board.
- All medication and baby products may be subject to additional security checks.
Flights Departing to/from an Australian International Airport Terminal
Passengers travelling on flights departing from an Australian international airport terminal may take on board liquids, aerosols and gels purchased after the screening point, including duty free goods.
However if your journey includes a transit or transfer to a connecting flight at another international airport, your carry on baggage may be subject to security re-screening and this will affect the purchase and carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels in your carry on baggage.
Firearms and Weapons
It is a mandatory requirement that all firearms or weapons of any kind that is intended for carriage on any Solomon Airlines service must be formally declared and should travel on the aircraft as a separate security item.
Firearms and weapons that exceed 5kg will not be allowed carriage either as checked in or hand baggage, items in this category must be consigned as “Cargo”.