Air Niugini to lead code-share plan

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<p>Chief Executive Officers of Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines signed the agreements which now gives Air Niugini the right as the operating carrier on the POM/Honiara, Honiara/Vanuatu, Vanuatu/Honiara and Honiara/POM routes while the other two airlines as the marketing carrier.</p>

<p>The code-share agreements are effective immediately.</p>

<p>Under the agreement, Air Niugini’s Fokker 70 aircraft will be operating these routes with a certain number of seats on the aircraft being blocked off or purchased by Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines. Air Vanuatu is the marketing carrier on Vanuatu/POM and Vanuatu/Honiara routes whilst Solomon Airlines on the Honiara/Vanuatu and Honiara/POM routes.</p>

<p>The three airlines entered into an initial Tri-partite Code share arrangement early this year where they have agreed to work in unison to assist and promote better understanding, partnership and generally promote the ideals of the Melanesian Spearhead Group in the airline industry.</p>