Up to six provincial airstrips have been earmarked to be served by the Dash-8 aircraft to be brought in by Solomon Airlines.

The 36 seater Dash-8 aircraft is expected to commence its domestic route from January 5th for three months initially.

Routes expected to be served by the aircraft include Seghe, Munda and Gizo in the Western Province, Auki on Malaita, Kira Kira on Makira and Lata in Temotu province.

The aircraft will arrive on January 3rd for a final Civil Aviation Authority flight checks on the 4th, before commencing its domestic service on Monday the 5th.

Solomon Airlines says this aircraft will give the airline the required capacity to assist in the return traffic after Christmas.

Source: SIBC