Japanese firm to upgrade Solomons' international airport

A government delegation from Honiara signed the contract with executives of the Kitano Construction Corporation in Tokyo on Friday.

The $US33.8 million project includes the construction of a new departure terminal, new taxiway and apron as well as the repair and refurbishment of existing infrastructure and the installation of new flood control mechanisms and lighting.

The project aimed to reduce aircraft turn around times and improve passenger comfort and safety at the Honiara International Airport, said Solomons' Ministry of Aviation permanent secretary Moses Virivolomo.

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Tonga airports almost complete big upgrade

From April Tongatapu's Fua'amotu airport will be able to receive Air New Zealand's Boeing 777 flights and Vava'u in the north will receive international flights from Fiji.

While work on the runways is complete, there is still upgrades to the terminal, security and navigation equipment to finish.