Pacific Blue to the Solomons
The Australian carrier Pacific Blue is to begin twice weekly flights between Brisbane, Australia, and Honiara, Solomon Islands, in December, 2008. Connections to/from Wellington, New Zealand, and most large Australian cities will be available through Brisbane. Pacific Blue, part of the Virgin empire owned by British businessman Sir Richard Branson, already flies from Australia to Apia, Nadi, Nukualofa, Port Moresby, Port Vila, and Rarotonga. Fares on these no frills flights can be cheap but take along something to eat unless you're prepared to buy food on board.