Flights

All of Bilikiki Cruises trips start and finish in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands and home of the international airport. Below is information on which airlines have flights to the Solomon Islands, possible routes and which flights are on which days. There is also some information on entry requirements and visas. This page is as up to date as possible but please check with the airlines as this is for reference only. This page was last updated on February 15, 2024.

Solomon Islands Entry Requirements

For the latest entry requirements and visa information for the Solomon Islands check out this page on the Solomon Airlines website. There are currently no Covid vaccination requirements for the country.

Flying from North America

Flying via Nadi, Fiji is the most direct route although Brisbane, Australia is also a good option. The main departure city from North America is Los Angeles but there are also flights from San Francisco, Hawaii and other North American cities. Please note that due to the international date line it is necessary to book flights that depart 2 days before the desired arrival date. 

Flying from Everywhere Else

From most destinations flying via Brisbane is the best option although Air Niugini do have options between Singapore and Honiara via Port Moresby. There is also connections from Auckland via Port Vila (Vanuatu) to Honiara.

Airlines

These are the airlines with flights to and from the Solomon Islands:

Solomon Airlines has flights between Honiara and Brisbane, Nadi and Port Vila (Vanuatu). It also runs all of the countries domestic flights.

Fiji AIrways has flights between Honiara and Nadi, Fiji and offers the most direct flights from North America.

Air Niugini have flights between Port Moresby, Honiara and Nadi. Their Honiara flights now have decent onward connections to Singapore (via Port Moresby).

Air Vanuatu Solomon Airlines will be code sharing with Air Vanuatu on some flights allowing for connections to via Port Vila to Auckland

​Qantas has three flights weekly and also code shares with Solomon Airlines. They offer connections around Australia and beyond. 

Virgin Australia normally has flights between Honiara and Brisbane, some of which have good connections to North America, New Zealand and other destinations. They have not resumed flights since Covid but do plan to.

Which Flights, Which Days

Via Nadi, Fiji

Fights from Nadi to Honiara:

Tuesday : Air Vanuatu via Port Vila. 

Wednesday : Air Niugini, but code shared with Solomon Airlines. This flight ties in with flights from LA and other US cities run by Fiji Airways (departs LA Mondays). 

Thursday : Fiji Airways have a flight connecting from LA. (departing LA Tuesday).

Sunday : Solomon Airlines, this flight ties in with flights from LA and other US cities run by Fiji Airways (departs LA Friday). 

Flights from Honiara to Nadi:

Tuesday :  Air Niugini fly this day (code shared by Solomon Airlines), these flights connect onto Fiji Airways' flights back to the USA. 

Thursday : Fiji Airways have a flight with connections back to North America. 

Saturday : Solomon Airlines, with Fiji Airways connections back to North America.

Via Port Vila, Vanuatu and Auckland, NZ

Flights from Port Vila/Auckland to Honiara

Tuesday : Solomon Airlines, this flight ties in with Air Vanuatu flight from Auckland to Port Vila.

Flights from Honiara to Port Vila/Auckland

Monday : Solomon Airlines, this ties in with Air Vanuatu flight from Port Vila to Auckland. 

Note that there are also same day connections from New Zealand to Honiara via Brisbane some days.

Via Brisbane, Australia - please note that Australia does require visitors to have a visa if doing more than short transits.

From Brisbane to Honiara:

Monday : Solomon Airlines and Qantas

Wednesday: Solomon Airlines

Friday : Solomon Airlines and Qantas

Saturday : Solomon Airlines 

Sunday : Solomon Airlines and Qantas

From Honiara to Brisbane:

Monday : Solomon Airlines and Qantas

Tuesday : Solomon Airlines

Wednesday : Solomon Airlines

Friday : Solomon Airlines and Qantas

Sunday: Solomon Airlines and Qantas

Via Port Moresby, PNG - please note that PNG does require visitors to have visas, sometimes even for transits.

​From Port Moresby to Honiara:

Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday: Air Niugini (with a connection from Singapore the day before)

From Honiara to Port Moresby:

​Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday : Air Niugini (with an onward connection to Singapore the same day)

  

There is code sharing between most of these airlines so booking flights does not necessary have to be done with the airline listed.

​Boarding time is 4pm, some flights on the day trips depart arrive close to or after this time but transfers to the boat are still possible. Departure on the final day is 8am and transfers for any flight on the day of disembarkation are possible if you have an early flight. 

Bilikiki Cruises will provide any airport transfers within 3 days of the trip dates.

Please note this information is provided for reference only, we are not a travel agent and do not book flights. Bilikiki Cruises takes no responsibility for any problems encountered with flight arrivals or departures and we very strongly recommend trip insurance. We make every effort to keep this information current but please check details with the relevant airlines or a travel agent.

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