Report: South Pacific Airlines Sign Three-Way Partnership

The Solomon Islands. // Photo by Freeimages.com/Joseph Altman

Travel Daily Asia reported earlier this month that Solomon Airlines, the national carrier of the Solomon Islands, has penned a deal with Papua New Guinea’s Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu, the national carrier of Vanuatu, for joint operations on flights between the three countries.

The agreement, which was officially signed by the heads of the three carriers at the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA) AGM in Brisbane, will see the partners codeshare on four weekly flights between Papua’s capital Port Moresby and the Solomons’ capital Honiara, and on the weekly service to Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, according to Travel Daily Asia.

The partnership will come into effect on January 1, 2016.

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Solomon Airlines CEO, Ron Sumsum, called the agreement a “major boost” for the Melanesian region, according to the report. 

Visit www.flysolomons.com and www.airniugini.com.pg. Also, visit www.airvanuatu.com and keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for all your latest news.

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