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Solomon Islands is a constitutional monarchy consisting of about 30 islands and numerous atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, east of New Guinea. The country includes most of the Solomon Islands group, notably Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Santa Isabel, Malaita, Choiseul, San Cristobal (Makira), and Vella Lavella, as well as Ontong Java (Lord Howe) Atoll, Rennell, and the Santa Cruz Islands. The total area is 27,556 sq km (10,639 sq mi). The capital and principal port is Honiara.

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May 7, 2017Solomon Airlines suspended all operations in early Jun2016 but resumed operations on 09Jun2016 [status change]
June 7, 2016Solomon Airlines suspended all operations in June 2016 until further notice [update]
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Air Bridge*   

2001* - 2001*Status?

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Coral Sea Express   

(2008)Began?

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Macair  updated in 2017

1968* - 1968Renamed

^ Comments : [Solomon Airlines was established in 1962 as a charter airline known as Megapode Airways. Papua New Guinea-based Macair purchased Megapode in 1968, and changed the airline's name to Solomon Islands Airways, with the acronym of SOLAIR and changed the operation from a charter airline to a regular schedule, After Government intervention, the airline was renamed to Solomon Airlines. Suspended all operations in early Jun2016 but resumed operations on 09Jun2016[

^ Genealogy : Macair >>SolAir >Solomon Airlines

Megapode Airways  updated in 2017

1966 - 1968Renamed

^ Comments : [Solomon Airlines was established in 1962 as a charter airline known as Megapode Airways. Papua New Guinea-based Macair purchased Megapode in 1968, and changed the airline's name to Solomon Islands Airways, with the acronym of SOLAIR and changed the operation from a charter airline to a regular schedule, After Government intervention, the airline was renamed to Solomon Airlines. Suspended all operations in early Jun2016 but resumed operations on 09Jun2016]

^ Genealogy : Megapode Airways >SolAir >Solomon Airlines

SolAir (Solomon Islands Airways)  updated in 2017

1968 - 1987Renamed

^ Comments : [Solomon Airlines was established in 1962 as a charter airline known as Megapode Airways. Papua New Guinea-based Macair purchased Megapode in 1968, and changed the airline's name to Solomon Islands Airways, with the acronym of SOLAIR and changed the operation from a charter airline to a regular schedule, After Government intervention, the airline was renamed to Solomon Airlines. Suspended all operations in early Jun2016 but resumed operations on 09Jun2016]

^ Genealogy : Megapode Airways >SolAir >Solomon Airlines

Solomon Airlines  updated in 2017

1987 - 2016Inactive

^ Comments : Solomon Airlines was established in 1962 as a charter airline known as Megapode Airways. Papua New Guinea-based Macair purchased Megapode in 1968, and changed the airline's name to Solomon Islands Airways, with the acronym of SOLAIR and changed the operation from a charter airline to a regular schedule, After Government intervention, the airline was renamed to Solomon Airlines. Suspended all operations in early Jun2016 but resumed operations on 09Jun2016

^ Genealogy : Megapode Airways >SolAir >Solomon Airlines

Solomon Islands Seaplanes   

2009 - 2012*Status?

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Solomons   

2004 - 2006*Status?

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Western Pacific Air Service   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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