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Important Travel Advice Identification - Domestic Flights within Solomon Islands

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Flying Domestically Soon? Don't Forget to Bring Your Valid ID, Birth Certificate, Licence or Passport

Posted on April 29, 2024 at 09:31 PM in General News

Solomon Airlines is reminding all travellers planning to fly domestically and internationally, to remember to bring their valid personal ID to show the airline’s staff at the time of checking in for their flight, or run the risk of not being able to fly.

“This is not a new policy for us, it has always been part of our conditions of carriage and is an important procedure for airlines worldwide, which we will be applying consistently from 01 May onwards,” said Solomon Airlines CEO Mr Sean Te’o.

“We continually review our practices and while this is not a new policy, it is our responsibility to apply it diligently to always ensure the person travelling is the person named on the airline ticket,” Mr Te’o added.

From 01 May, all passengers flying domestically with Solomon Airlines will be required to present a valid form of ID at check-in, before they will be accepted for their flight. 

Acceptable forms of identification include the following:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • NPF Card (Social Security Card)\
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Company IE
  • Birth Certificate 
  • Voters ID 

Solomon Airlines said children and infants will be exempted from ID requirement, if they are travelling with an adult of the same family name. Medical ID, Birth Certificate and Birth Notice can also be added formally as another form of accepted required document.

Mr Te’o said verifying passenger ID at check-in is normal practice for airlines and is required for airline safety and insurance purposes, as part of duty of care, otherwise passengers are not covered in the case of emergencies.

“We also need to be able to clearly account for all passengers on board and to ensure accurate records of our travellers,” he said.

“Unfortunately there have been an increased number of ticket fraud incidents.

“By having passengers identify themselves at check-in, we can avoid a situation where someone may be using another person’s ticket without their knowledge. 

“This helps protect our passengers safety and the security of their tickets,” he said.

Solomon Airlines will commence manually checking IDs at airport check-in counters from 01 May. 
The airline is also reviewing ways to make ID evidencing more convenient to passengers.

Refer to our Conditions of Carriage section 8 for policy on check-in requirements

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