Solomon Airlines Resumes Flights to Bellona and Manaoba with New Windsock Installations at Airstrips
Solomon Airlines is pleased to announce the immediate resumption of flights to Bellona and Manaoba following the installation of new windsocks at these two domestic airstrips. The decision to resume flying was made by the airline’s Corporate Safety Security and Audit department after verifying the installation of mandated windsock numbers at these airstrips.
The airline had temporarily suspended all flights to four domestic airports, including Bellona (BNY), Manaoba Airport (MHM), Balalae Island (BAS), and Mono Airport (MNY), from 10 November due to concerns about the absence of windsocks at the aerodromes. Windsocks play a crucial role in providing pilots with essential information about wind direction and estimates of wind speed at airports.
Solomon Airlines Acting CEO Nelson Padabela expressed the airline’s satisfaction with the resumption of flight services to Bellona and Manaoba. However, he apologized to passengers for the ongoing suspension of flights to Balalae Island and Mono Airport. Padabela reiterated that safety remains the airline’s top priority, and the decision to resume flights is grounded in the commitment to ensure the safety of both aircraft crew and passengers.
“We are working closely with SIACL and MCA to resolve the issue as swiftly as possible so that flight operations can resume promptly, once all affected airstrips have the mandated number of windsocks installed”, explained Acting CEO Napoleon Padabela. He further expressed regret for any inconvenience caused to the traveling public and the communities served by the affected airports.
Passengers are encouraged to contact the Reservations team at 177 within Solomon Islands or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Solomon Airlines