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Santa Cruz, Temotu Province

Santa Cruz Island Airport, also called Graciosa Bay Airport or Luova Airport, is located in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Island in Solomon Islands (Solomons). SCZ airport. The airport has scheduled flights provided by Solomon Airlines, using DASH8 & DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. Flights to this airport are on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Airport Name:

Santa Cruz, Lata (SCZ)




Dash 8 (DH8-102), Twin otter (DH6)

Aircraft Transfer:

Aircraft Transfers from Santa Cruz Airport


Temotu: 21,362 (estimated census 2009)

Main Industry:

The main industries for Santa Cruz are Marine Fishing Activities and Root-Crops

Health Care:

Main Lata Hospital is located on the town's capital and is accessible by truck or 30mins on boat


RSIP (Royal Solomon Islands Police) presence in Santa Cruz - Phone: (+677)

Main Transport:

Main transport options include a boat or by vehicle on Lata itself.


There are no Taxis in Santa Cruz


Internet Services are available through PF Net

Mobile phones:

Mobile phones and SIM cards are available from the Telekom office in Lata


No ATM banks at Santa cruz


Tinakula Volcano

The country’s most active volcano is at Tinakula, an island north of Nendo in Temotu Province, Solomon Islands. It lies at the north end of the Santa Cruz Islands. It is about 3.5 kilometres (2 miles) wide and rises 851 metres (2,792 feet) above sea level, rising three to four kilometres (1.9 to 2.5 miles) from the sea floor. The volcano was first recorded in eruption in 1595 when Álvaro de Mendaña sailed past it.