Smart Aviation – 7 June, 2019
The biggest challenge facing the Solomon Islands, as it attempts to catch up with more successful tourist destinations in the South Pacific, is a shortage of hotel beds.
The chief executive of Solomon Airlines, Brett Gebers, says the issue is so pressing that the national airline even co-founded a development fund last year to disburse loans to resort owners wanting to expand.
Solomon Airlines flies from its Honiara base to 21 domestic destinations using four de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Series 300 Twin Otters and one de Havilland Canada Dash 8-100. It also operates international flights to Brisbane, Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati using an Airbus A320, as well as has codeshare flights to other destinations with Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu, Qantas Airways and Air Kiribati.
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