Honiara, Solomon Islands – Meeting traditional increased demand for domestic air services across the Solomon Islands archipelago during the festive season, Solomon Airlines has augmented its domestic fleet with the delivery of a DHC - Twin Otter.

The aircraft, registration H4-MAX, arrived in Honiara after a nine-hour journey ex-Cairns via Papua New Guinea with Solomon Airlines captain Lyndah Tito at the helm, accompanied by first officer, Donovan Tanabose and engineer, Clement Ramoi.

H4-MAX has been pressed into immediate service on the airline’s extensive domestic network which is seen as a vital lifeline for the 992-island archipelago.

Solomon Airlines has leased the aircraft for six months to provide relief coverage for the traditionally busy December/January) period and additionally, an anticipated increase in domestic traffic in the lead up to the national general election scheduled for next March.