16 Dec 2008

Solomon Airlines is bringing in a 36 seat aircraft

12:12 pm on 16 December 2008

Solomon Airlines is bringing in a 36 seat Dash-8 aircraft.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports that the place give the airline the required capacity to cope with a jump in demand after the Christmas break.

Solomon Airlines says one of its three Twin Otter aircrafts will be undergoing major maintenance and the Dash-8 is intended to fill the gap.

It says the government emphasis on tourism is a key factor in the airline's decision to operate a larger aircraft.