Solomon Airlines boosts domestic fleet with third Twin Otter
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.