First Fathers Day flight

Solomon Airlines first-ever and and fully sold out ‘Fathers Day VIP Scenic Flight’ departed at 9.35am on Saturday treating its special passengers to a very special joy flight of 75 minutes, from take-off to touchdown with spectacular views of over 300kms of scenery.

Departing from Henderson Airport on board Solomon Airline’s new Twin Otter H4-SIC, most of the sightseeing journey was operated under 1000 feet altitude, providing close and uninterrupted bird’s eye views.

Solomon Airlines first ever Fathers Day Scenic Flight passengers pose for a group photo prior to boarding. The flight was sold out.

The flight path was determined by Solomon Airlines expert pilots Captain Steve Aumanu Junior and Captain Alex Takola who flew their passengers East from Henderson Airport over Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Ltd GPPOL, North to Tulagi and over the Ngella (Florida) Islands, then West across Savo Island for a bird’s eye view of Savo volcano, then flying over Yandina in the Russell Islands, before returning via the Guadalcanal coastline.

Fifteen passengers were hosted on the flight. All guests were warmly welcomed with a floral garland, posing for a group photo before being treated to Delite chocolate biscuits and bottled water on boarding.

Passengers Jhanvi and Seema Pratap receiving their VIP gift pack filled with SolTuna and Cathliro products

On the return to Honiara each passenger also received a VIP gift pack, including premium goodies from Soltuna and Cathliro, and a Souvenir Certificate to commemorate their flight.

“Our team put a lot of thought into creating this flight as a special experience for Fathers and their families to create memories to last a life time,” said Colin Sigimanu, Manager Commercial for Solomon Airlines.

Solomon Airlines staff Melinder Alu and Serema Forest holding garlands to provide passengers on arrival

“Today’s Father’s Day VIP scenic flight was a tremendous success, our thanks to those passengers who joined us, and to our captains and the many staff who made this day possible. We hope to offer more special and memorable experiences like this flight, on other occasions in the future,” he added.


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