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.

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 from some Asian countries flights via Port Moresby are also a good option.

Airlines

There are four main airlines that offer flights to Honiara:

Solomon Airlines has flights between Honiara and Brisbane and Nadi.

Virgin Australia has flights between Honiara and Brisbane, some of which have good connections to North America, New Zealand and other destinations.

Fiji AIrways (formerly Air Pacific) has flights between Honiara and Nadi, Fiji and offers the most direct flights from North America.

Air Niugini have flights between Port Moresby, Honiara, Port Vila and Nadi

​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 : Fiji Airways have a flight connecting from LA (departing LA Sunday).

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

Flights from Honiara to Nadi:

Monday : Solomon Airlines 

Tuesday : There are no direct flights to Nadi on Tuesdays but it is possible to fly that day to Port Vila, Vanuatu, overnight there and then fly onto North America via Nadi the next day. This flight is operated by Air Vanuatu but is available as a code share with Fiji Airways, Solomon Airlines and Air Niugini.

Friday : Air Niugini, this flight connects onto Fiji Airways flights back to the USA.

Saturday : Fiji Airways have a flight connecting back to North America.

Via Brisbane, Australia

From Brisbane to Honaira:

Monday : Solomon Airlines

Tuesday : Virgin Australia

Wednesday : Solomon Airlines

Thursday : Virgin Australia

Friday : Solomon Airlines

Saturday : Solomon Airlines

From Honiara to Brisbane:

Tuesday : Solomon Airlines and Virgin Australia

Thursday : Solomon Airlines and Virgin Australia

Friday : Solomon Airlines

Saturdays : It is possible to get back to Brisbane on Saturdays via Port Moresby, PNG

Sunday : Solomon Airlines

Via Port Moresby, PNG

​From Port Moresby to Honiara:

Tuesday : Air Niugini

Wednesday : Air Niugini

​Thursday : Air Niugini

​Friday : Air Niugini

Sunday : Air Niugini​

From Honiara to Port Moresby:

Monday : Air Niugini

Wednesday : Air Niugini

​Thursday : Air Niugini

​Friday : Air Niugini

Saturday : Air Niugini​

 

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 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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