Pacific and Oceania

Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu tripartite codeshare to commence in July

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Effective 01 July 2016, Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu will commence operation of a long awaited codeshare service linking all three destinations.

The new service will operate from Port Moresby to Honiara on Fridays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ex-Honiara the codeshare service will operate from Honiara to Port Moresby on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The codeshare also extends to a weekly Honiara-Port Vila-Honiara service into Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, operating ex-Honiara on Tuesdays and returning to Honiara on Wednesdays.

Solomon Airlines General Manager Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said the benefits of all three airlines working in unison presented a major boost for the Melanesian region’s tourism and business aspirations:

“This codeshare agreement can also be seen as a considerable advancement of the ideals contained within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) mandate and will play a key role in further promoting MSG principals,” Mr Kraus said.

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