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Solomon Airlines to continue current international schedule to 2 July 2022

Posted on January 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM in General News

  • Unused valid tickets can now be used until 31 December 2023

Solomon Airlines has confirmed the extension of its regular international schedule suspension until Saturday 2 July 2022 to provide a level of certainty to passengers in light of the current international COVID-19 environment.

The airline has also confirmed an important extension to its credit policy for valid impacted tickets, allowing unused tickets to be redeemed for flights through to 31 December 2023.

The national carrier currently operates only Solomon Islands Government-approved international scheduled flights. The carriage of passengers on these flights is limited by quarantine accommodation in Honiara and each passenger must be approved to fly by the Solomon Islands Government. Until 3 Jul 2022, the only approved flights are Friday flights on the Brisbane-Honiara-Brisbane route. These services will continue and are now available for sale through to Friday 1 July 2022 departure. Solomon Airlines will re-introduce regular scheduled flights to other international destinations as soon as permitted.

“In the current environment, we have no choice but to limit our international scheduled services to our weekly service between Brisbane and Honiara only,” said CEO of Solomon Airlines Brett Gebers.

“Due to the global uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and the associated risk status, it is expected that the relevant Government authorities are unlikely to significantly change their approach to international border restrictions in the near future,” Mr. Gebers said.

Solomon Airlines also announced it has extended its existing ticket credit validity, allowing unused, valid tickets booked for travel to 2 July 2022, to be used towards a new airfare through to 31 December 2023.

“While we wait, we will continue to support our passengers with flexibility regarding allowable ticket changes, and ensure those affected have plenty of time to use their tickets” he added.

The airline is also continuing to operate Government approved international charter flights as well as regular scheduled services to 21 destinations in the Solomon Islands domestic network.

For up-to-date details on flights and the current status of travel to the Solomon Islands, visit Solomon Airlines Travel Advice page.

For further information, contact Solomon Airlines Point Cruz Sales Office on (+677) 20152 or email [email protected], or their Australia Sales Office on (+61) 07 38605883 or email [email protected].

All Solomon Airlines flights comply fully with the COVID-19 regulations of the relevant countries including all passengers being required to wear facemasks in all airports and for the full duration of the flight. Solomon Airlines crew onboard the airline’s A320 aircraft also wear facemasks and gloves for the duration of service and catering is minimal to reduce contact between passengers and crew.

Policy details for affected ticketed international passengers

Previous international flight suspension advice is available here

Latest details on eligibility for quarantine-free arrival into Queensland, Australia here

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