“Following the arrival of the Solomon Airlines’ new Airbus A320 at the Honiara International airport over the weekend, the aircraft dubbed ‘Spirit of Solomon’ is now into full service.
“On Saturday it left Brisbane, Australia at 9am, transiting through Munda in Western Province before heading to Honiara.
“Upon its arrival in Munda, reports reaching the paper said the aircraft also received a showery welcome from the two fire trucks which sprayed over the aircraft as it made its way to the terminal.
“A good number of people were at hand to witness its arrival and admire the new look aircraft.
“The airbus used to serve New Zealand Airway before being acquired by Solomon Airlines.
“Minister for Culture & Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo also accompanied the aircraft on its maiden voyage to Honiara.
“He also acknowledged the new aircraft and the benefit it would bring to the tourism industry in the country.”
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