10 Jan 2003

Solomon Airlines flights halted by pay strike

1:19 pm on 10 January 2003

Solomon Islands national Under-12 soccer team was among passengers left stranded at Henderson Airport after a strike by customs, immigration and quarantine officers led to the cancellation of this mornings international flight to Brisbane.

Our correspondent says the flight was cancelled "indefinitely" and passengers were asked to contact the airline for further information.

Our correspondent says it's understood that if further international flights were cancelled, the Solomon Airlines license to operate such flights could be at risk.