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. This is as up to date as possible but please check with airlines on the flights as there is more flights being released with the end of the border closures. This page was last updated on August 5th, 2022. As of October 1, 2022, Solomon Airlines have amended their flight schedule. The new schedule has been added below.

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.

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.

Airlines

There are four main airlines that offer flights to Honiara although only Solomon Airlines and Fiji Airways are currently running regular flights:

Solomon Airlines has flights between Honiara and Brisbane and Nadi.

Virgin Australia normally has flights between Honiara and Brisbane, some of which have good connections to North America, New Zealand and other destinations. They are currently due to restart flights in December 2022.

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 timetable changes often so please check their flights directly with them). Their Honiara flights now have decent onward connections to Singapore (via Port Moresby).

​Qantas also code share with Solomon Airlines and offers connections around Australia and beyond. 

Which Flights, Which Days

Via Nadi, Fiji

Fights from Nadi to Honiara:

Tuesdays: Run by Solomon Airlines but code shared with Fiji Airways. This flight ties in with flights from LA and other US cities run by Fiji Airways (departs LA Sundays). It currently arrives into Honiara after our boarding time but that is not a problem, we can pick you up from the airport and take you straight to the boat. 

From October 1st Solomon Airline have changed their Nadi to Honiara flight to Wednesdays.

 

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

Sunday : Air Niugini

 

Flights from Honiara to Nadi:

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

Saturday : Fiji Airways have a flight with connections back to North America. Air Niugini also fly this day.                 

Via Brisbane, Australia

From Brisbane to Honaira:

Monday : Solomon Airlines

Tuesday: Operating from October 1st Solomon Airlines

Friday : Solomon Airlines

Saturday : Solomon Airlines (but only alternate weeks) Every week from October 1st.

 

From Honiara to Brisbane:

Monday: From October 1st Solomon Airlines

Wednesday : Solomon Airlines

Friday : Solomon Airlines

Saturdays : It is possible to get the Fiji Airways flight to Nadi, Fiji then onto many other destinations the next day. Including most major Australian cities.

Sundays: From October 1st Solomon Airlines

 

Via Port Moresby, PNG

​From Port Moresby to Honiara:

Saturday : Air Niugini (with a connection from Singapore the day before)

From Honiara to Port Moresby:

​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 that trips depart arrive close to or after this time but transfers are still possible.

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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