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Solomon Airlines, the national carrier of the Solomon Islands, has confirmed that it will resume flights today (Wednesday 8 June 2016), having grounded its entire fleet on Tuesday morning.
One flight between Honiara and Brisbane will depart this evening, with all remaining domestic and international services resuming the following day.
This follows the drastic decision taken by the airline’s management to suspend its operations on Tuesday, due to a dispute with the government of the Solomon Islands.
According to a Radio New Zealand report, the airline is owed “millions of dollars” by the government, and this lack of funds has “seriously compromised airline operations”.
Solomon Airlines’ CEO, Captain Ron Sumsum, apologised “unreservedly” the inconvenience the grounding had caused.
Travel News / Mark Elliott