Solomon Airlines new direct service to Munda

Solomon Airlines has combined resources with Dive Munda and the Agnes Gateway Hotel in Munda to offer a value-added eight-night package complete with return flights to Munda ex-Brisbane.

Operating via Honiara on Saturdays and returning on Sundays, the package includes all accommodation at the Agnes Gateway Hotel and 12 dives with Dive Munda.

Available for sale until 16 July and valid for travel til to 29 July 2018*, the program has been scheduled to offer seamless flight connections for passengers travelling on board Solomon Airlines’ services.

These include flights to/from Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney in partnership with Qantas Airways.

Ex-Auckland connections are available with both Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand.

The Solomon Airlines flight to/ from Brisbane to Munda via Honiara operate as follows:

Saturday – Flights IE 701/IE 802

Depart Brisbane 1030

Arrive Honiara 1445

Depart Honiara 1530

Arrive Munda 1625

Sunday – Flights IE 801/IE 700

Depart Munda 1055

Arrive Honiara 1150

Depart Honiara 1315

Arrive Brisbane 1530

The eight-night Dive-Fly-Stay package is readily available via Australian and New Zealand wholesalers packaging the destination, and starts from $A2,140 per diver which includes return airfare and taxes from Brisbane to Munda via Honiara with Solomon Airlines which will transfer passengers directly to Munda after customs and immigration procedures have been completed.

The price is also based on double occupancy* for the 8 nights in upgraded Ibiubu Cottages at Agnes Gateway Hotel and 6 days of 2 tank morning dives** with the award winning Munda Dive team.

Welcoming the commencement of the initiative, Solomon Airlines’ CEO, Brett Gebers said the Brisbane-Munda service had the potential to act as a major boost for increased tourism to Munda, one of the Solomon Islands’ primary cultural, dive and sports fishing locations.

The area is also renowned for its WWII history.

The small print: * Single Occupancy Surcharge of $50 AUD per diver per night applies.

** Price does not include Daily Kastom/ Marine Park fee at $A20 per diver, gear rental at $A50 per day and Nitrox at $A200 for the week.

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