By Mike Puia
The government is working on formalities with the government of the Republic of China (ROC) to have direct flights from Taipei to Honiara.
Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela confirmed in a press conference in Honiara yesterday that work on this direct route is progressing.
Prime Minister Houenipwela recently meets ROC’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs José María Liu and they talked about many things.
Among other things, they discussed direct flight between the two cities.
The only issue that will determined how long this would happen is the Henderson airport and terminal standard.
Currently, Japan is on a project to upgrade the Henderson airport and terminal.
Prime Minister Hou said when our airport and terminal are ready in terms of air service agreement then big aircraft from Taipei will start arriving here.
He said this will stop people from Taipei or Honiara transiting in different countries before arriving in the two cities.