BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
THE flight for Guangzhou scheduled for January 24 will be delayed as Solomon Airlines still has not received approval from relevant authorities for the flight.
This was confirmed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday in his nationwide address.
“The flight scheduled for Guangzhou on 24th January will also be delayed as Solomon Airlines still had not received approval from the relevant authorities for the flight.
“We are also watching the COVID-19 situation in China closely. Our health team will advise on the best possible time to reschedule based on quarantine spaces available and their assessment of COVID-19 risk to the country,” said Sogavare.
He said repatriation flight scheduled for February 7 from Auckland is still on track
“We anticipate a total of 600-700 people entering the country on these flights in the January – February period,” said Sogavare.
He said the third phase of Solomon Islands Governments repatriation plan has commenced with the 3rd and final flight to Fiji having arrived on Sunday night. This flight also brought in nine citizens from Kiribati.
“We have another repatriation flight arriving from Auckland on January 17, 2021.
“The 3rd and final repatriation flight from the Philippines had been delayed to 21st January because the final paperwork for about 30 of the students were not ready for the original date of January 11, 2020,” said Sogavare.