The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau welcomes the move by Pacific Blue to launch flights to Solomon Islands from Brisbane.

General Manager of the Bureau, Michael Tokuru says Solomon Islands has experienced some excellent growth in leisure travel this year with the latest figures showing nearly 30 percent increase in the holiday market.

Mr. Tokuru says the launch of these flights is further evidence at the success of SIVB's marketing plans continuing to attract more international visitors.

He congratulates the government and Pacific Blue for planning to deliver these new international flights.

Mr. Tokuru says airline seat capacity is vital for international tourism and business travel and SIVB will continue to work with Solomon Airlines and Australian airlines to encourage and increase visitor numbers to the Solomon Islands.

Pacific Blue will fly direct between Brisbane and Solomon Islands twice weekly with convenient connections available from Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne.

Source: SIBC