Solomon Islands & Kiribati Agree On New Air Service Agreement
The Solomon Islands and Republic of Kiribati have reached agreement for a new Air Service Agreement (ASA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries.
While the ASA was the culmination of several months of negotiation between both countries, steps were already in place to commence a new extended service by Solomon Airlines in association with Air Kiribati from Honiara to Tarawa. This new service will commence as soon as ‘visa-on-arrival’ procedures for Kiribati passport holders has been approved by the Solomon Islands Government.
The Kiribati-Solomon Islands ASA marks the fourth such similar agreement Solomon Airlines has signed with aviation partners in the last 18 months. In May 2015 Solomon Airlines joined resources with fellow Melanesian airlines Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu to combine resources with the Solomon Islands national carrier to jointly develop and promote partnership in regional aviation services. In October 2015 Solomon Airlines signed a watershed codeshare agreement with Qantas Airways. This was followed in November 2015 with the signing of a further official ASA with the Republic of Vanuatu. ...More