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Solomon Airlines is operating a further repatriation flight today Wednesday 8 July bringing Solomon Islands citizens home from Australia and New Zealand via the airline’s Brisbane gateway as well as foreign nationals approved by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Office.
Flight IE684 will depart Brisbane at 1.00pm arriving in Honiara at 5.15pm carrying about 100 passengers. The aircraft will return same day to Brisbane from Honiara as IE685 departing 6.15pm and arriving back in Brisbane at 8.30pm.
Due to quarantine requirements, availability on the aircraft has been strictly limited to pre-approved travellers and all foreign nationals on-board will be entering Solomon Islands Government approved quarantine accommodation at their own expense.
All passengers are travelling with the express approval of the Solomon Islands Government including Solomon Islands citizens residing overseas returning to the Solomon Islands, and foreign nationals residing or working in the Solomon Islands who are returning to Honiara.
All Solomon Airlines repatriation flights comply with the COVID-19 regulations and requirements of the relevant countries.
Solomon Airlines crew wear facemasks and gloves for duration of service and catering is be minimal to reduce contact between passengers and crew.
The flight follows the successful completion of the airline’s previous repatriation flights on 30 June and 1 July between Brisbane, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands, and whose passengers are currently undertaking mandatory quarantine in Honiara.
SOURCE: SOLOMON AIRLINES/PACNEWS
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