The national carrier of the Solomon Islands, Solomon Airlines has appointed Airline Marketing New Zealand as its General Sales Agent in New Zealand, effective immediately.

Under the GSA agreement the company will provide Solomon Airlines with all passenger sales, marketing, reservations and ticketing services as well as BSP ticketing support.

Airline Marketing New Zealand will also work closely with key industry partners in New Zealand to further develop business for the airline and in addition, collaborate with the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau to expand New Zealand visitation numbers to the destination.

Announcing the appointment, Solomon Airlines general manager operations and commercial, Gus Kraus said he was delighted with the development which by implication was intended to have major impact on the airline’s business development within the New Zealand market.

Airline Marketing New Zealand is the sister company of Airline Marketing Australia, both of which are the airline representation subsidiaries of the Consolidated Travel Group, the largest privately owned distributor of airline products in Australasia.

Solomon Airlines is the national airline of the SolomonsIslands headquartered in Honiara. The airline currently operates regular return services from Honiara to Brisbane, Fiji and Vanuatu and as well as an extensive domestic network around the Solomon Islands.

The airline’s major international connections include New Zealand where it enjoys interline agreements with both Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways.