“NATIONAL carrier Solomon Airlines has released the first image of the airline’s shiny new Airbus A320 aircraft H4-SIB, which was painted in Townsville, Australia over the weekend.
“The aircraft ‘Spirit of the Solomons’ formerly flew for Air New Zealand and is being fitted to Solomon Airline’s specifications before entering service shortly, a statement from Solomon Airlines said.
“Solomon Airlines will offer two classes onboard Including all leather, midnight blue seating comprising 12 Business Class seats in a 2x2 seat configuration and 132 Economy Class seats in a 3x3 seat layout.
“Following the completion of the interior installation, the airline will confirm its operating schedule.
“The new aircraft will be ferried to Brisbane to operate its first scheduled service from Brisbane to Honiara.
“Solomon Airlines is planning a VIP welcome function at Henderson International Airport at Honiara.
“Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Officer Brett Gebers said the new A320 is symbolic of the importance of international air access for the Solomon Islands.”
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