Cheap Flights to Solomon Islands

Made up of 6 big islands and more than 900 smaller ones, the Solomon Islands is a tropical nation in Oceania. Historically, these islands were prized by seafaring tradesmen for their convenient location in the South Pacific Ocean, between the Coral Sea and the Solomon Sea. Believed to have been populated for thousands of years, the Solomon Islands were first visited by Europeans in 1568, when Spain's explorer Álvaro de Mendaña landed there with his ship's crew. Now, this sunny archipelago is a destination for adventurous tourists, attracted by its diverse nature, scenic beaches and tumbling waterfalls.

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Best Time to Book a Flight to Solomon Islands

Featuring an ocean-equatorial climate, the inhabitants of Solomon Islands enjoy pleasant, humid weather 365 days per year. The island's high season for tourists lasts between June and September. This period is characterized by milder temperatures, fewer rainstorms, and ideal conditions for hiking the nature trails. Divers prefer to visit Solomon Islands from December into March when the reefs have high underwater visibility. There is, however, increased rainfall during this period. Finally, with lower odds of precipitation, April, May, October, and November are decent times for tourism too.

Airports in Solomon Islands

Honiara International Airport

The Solomon Islands' biggest and only international airport is Honiara International Airport (HIR), which is situated on Guadalcanal Island, 8 km from the capital city of Honiara. Opened in 1969, this small airport hosts flights from Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Vanuatu, and domestic destinations in the Solomon Islands. To reach your hotel from HIR, it's actually recommended that you take a boat. Boating is the most popular form of public transportation on the islands. While this method isn't necessary very quick, the routes are beautifully scenic, so just sit back and get used to moving at a more relaxed pace. Nothing in the Solomon Islands happens in a rush.

Other Domestic Airports

Departing from Honiara International Airport, Solomon Airlines offers flights to regional airports in Afutara, Arona, Atoifi, Auki, Bellona, Fera, Gizo, Jajao, Kagau, Kirakira, Marau, Ramata, Seghe, and Suavanao. These airports tend to be tiny and generally unremarkable. Some also only offer flights to Honiara, forgoing other domestic destinations entirely.

Airlines That Fly to Solomon Islands

Several domestic and international airlines fly to and from Solomon Islands, including:

  • Air Niugini
  • Fiji Airways
  • Nauru Airlines
  • Solomon Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

What to See and Do in Solomon Islands

Despite being sunny and warm all year, Solomon Islands doesn't have much for tourism infrastructure. If you choose to visit this gorgeous, untamed country, expect to be "roughing it". That being said, the islands' beaches are spectacular and ideal for swimming, scuba diving, and boating. There are also lush rain forests, beautiful waterfalls, and several volcanos, making Solomon Islands' landscape diverse and fascinating to explore. Looking for accommodations on the Solomon Islands? Let Skyscanner help you find the best hotel listings.

Flights to Solomon Islands - Destinations

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