Gwaunaru’u airport to take-in first flight next week

SolairTHE Solomon Airlines will resume its normal services to Gwaunaru’u airport in Auki, the capital of Malaita Province next week.

This was after Solomon Airlines declared open for resumption of Commercial air services effective from Monday 30th May 2016 .

General Manager of Operations and commercial services Mr Gus Kraus recently stated that the national carrier is excited about this positive development and acknowledges the tireless efforts made by government and land owning parties in ensuring that this much needed air services is brought back to the Provincial capital and Malaita Province as a whole.

Solomon Airlines will operate 3 services per week to Auki on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Passengers wishing to book their flight to and from Auki can call or visit Solomon Airlines Travel Centre at Point Cruz (20157), sales staff at the domestic terminal, or call airlines toll free number 177.

Gwaunaru’u Airport was closed in early 2013 during the tenure of the National Coalition for Rural Advancement Government (NCRA) after the airport maintenance contractor accused Civil Aviation authorities of breaching the airport maintenance contract.

However, the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) since assuming office in December 2014 took up the Gwaunaru’u airport closure as a priority issue to deal with and initiated dialogues between the landowning tribes and relevant government authorities which now come into fulfillment with flights to commence next week Monday.