Solomon Airlines chartered to fly SI & Kiribas Athletes to 2015 Pacific Games


Honiara, Solomon Islands – Solomon Airlines has been engaged by the Solomon Islands Government and the Kiribati National Olympic Committee to ferry athletes of both countries to Port Moresby to compete in the 2015 Pacific Games taking place from 04-18 July.

The charters will commence on 01 July when the national carrier will fly the Kiribati team and the Solomon Islands under 23 soccer team to the PNG capital.

Further charters are scheduled to take place on 02 and 09 July and again on 16 and 19 July when the teams from both countries return.

Solomon Airlines’ General Manager of Commercial and Operations, Gus Kraus advised the airline was doing everything possible to ensure the extra flights had minimal effect on current schedules and particularly the Brisbane, Nadi and Port Vila services.

“The charters are a one-off event and we are urging our valued passengers to contact our offices for updates to ensure they are aware of and can avoid any disruption to their travel plans,” Mr Kraus said.

“I would like to thank our passengers for their understanding and continued support as well as their patience during the charter periods.”

Mr Kraus advised all passengers seeking updated information should visit the Solomon Airlines website located at or via the following telephone contacts:

Solomon Islands – telephone toll free on 177 or via the airline’s sales offices, telephone 20152/20031.

International – telephone + 677 36077

Australia – telephone + 61 7 3860 4351.


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