Solomon Airlines

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Solomon Airlines was established in 1962 as a charter airline by Laurie Crowley. Crowley had been flying around Papua New Guinea when he started to fly charter flights on a single Piper Aztec plane to the Solomons. Since no commercial aircraft was based at the Solomon Islands, Crowley decided to start an airline and called it Megapode Airlines.

Solomon Airlines currently operates one "Damp Leased" Boeing 737-300 series aircraft. This aircraft VH-INU is on the Australian Civil Aircraft Register (ACAR) which is managed by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). CASA makes the ACAR available to the public by publishing the complete register on the CASA website. The aircraft has seating for up to 130 passengers in a variable Business and Economy class seat configuration.

Solomon Airlines owns and operates 3 De Havilland Twin Otter 18 seater aircraft as well as one Brit Norman Islander for use on their Domestic Services with the Solomon Islands.

Nowadays, Solomon Airlines has apparently battled off the consequences of the Civil War, and it still flies, mainly nearby their area of the Pacific Ocean.

For the months of January and February of 2009, Solomon Airlines leased a De Havilland Canada Dash 8 seating 40, from Vincent Aviation of Wellington, New Zealand. While they trial this service, one of their Twin Otter aircraft is undergoing heavy maintenance at Honiara.

In August 2009, Solomon Airlines will obtain an Airbus 320-200 aircraft, leased by Strategic Airlines of Australia.


Solomon Airlines
PO Box 23, Mendana Avenue
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands

(677) 20031, (677) 20031
(677) 20232, (677) 23992

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