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The airport is adequate for the current traffic volumes. There are no issues with the operational aspects of the airport. The only bottlenecks tend to occur at the security checkpoints. There have been recent upgrades to runway and apron surfaces and the addition of landing lights.

Airport Location and Contact

Country


Solomon Islands

Province or District

Guadalcanal

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Honiara

8 km

Airport’s Complete Name

Honiara International airport

Latitude


-9.428

 

Longitude

160.0548

 

Elevation (ft and m)

28 ft. / 9 m

IATA Code

   HIR

ICAO Code

AGGH

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Civil Aviation Authority Of Solomon Islands

Management Contact Person

George Satu

Open From (hours)

00.00

Open To (hours)

24.00

Airport Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Civil Aviation Authority Of Solomon Islands (CAASI) runs airport management, including responsibility for security. Ground handling duties are contracted to 3 companies; Solomon Airlines, Solomon Islands Terminal Services and Pacific Air Express.

For more information on government agency and airport company contact information, please see the following links:

4.2.5 Solomon Islands Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

The airport operates at a satisfactory level for current demand. Peak periods are June July August when monthly traffic numbers increase by 30% (400flights/month). At this peak period the airport is operating to around 75% capacity.

Performance for 2014/15

 

Per Year

Per Month

Per Day/

Total Aircraft Movements (2014)

3,600

300

10

Total Passengers (2015)

250,000

18,000

600

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

1,440

120

4

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

500

40

2

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

NIL

NIL

NIL

Cargo capacity is only being utilized at less than 50% with current facilities. There is no immediate plans to increase capacity or improve infrastructure at the airport.

Runways

Runway is in good condition there are no immediate plans to make any changes or improvements. There are no current issues with the runway.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

2,200m x 45m

Orientation

06 24 (613 891.9mE 8,956874mN)

Surface

Asphalt

Helicopter Pad(s)

There are no issues with current helicopter landing are. It is asphalt and in good condition.

Helipad #1

Present

Yes

Largest Helicopter that can Land

Any

Width and Length (m)

50m x 50m

Surface

Asphalt

Airport Infrastructure Details

The airfield has had regular maintenance following an upgrade of facilities that was funded by a Japanese aid program initiated in 2004. This resulted in upgrades to landing lights, runway and apron surfaces and the terminal building. There are on-going development plans contingent on the availability of funding.

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refuelling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

Yes

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

No

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

  


Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

B767 or A330 (Commercial)

C7 lodestar (Military)

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

B767 or A330 (Commercial)

C7 lodestar (Military)

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

20,000m2

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

No storage

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (MT)

3 ton

Max Height

(m)

10

Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

1 x 2 ton forklift

Customs Guidance

Once cargo has been checked by customs it is transported to one of 5 airfreight operators (Solomon Airlines, Pacific Air Express, Pacific Air Cargo, TNT and DHL).  The cargo is stored in the bonded warehouse, pending clearance.

If paperwork is in order then goods should be cleared through customs within one to two days maximum. Usually same day clearance. Customs is on hand for all international arrivals and departures.

 Organisations are able to clear their own shipments provided they can fill in the C15 template and submit the necessary documents to customs.

The main clearing agents at the airport are DHL, IT and Pacific Air Cargo

Language English, Pidgin.

For more information on customs in Solomon Islands please see the following link: 1.3 Solomon Islands Customs Information 

Storage Facilities

Solomon Airlines' cargo terminal is located adjacent to the international passenger terminal at Honiara International Airport. It has a cargo handling area of approximately 390m².  It has a bonded warehouse of 65 m².

There are no large areas of covered storage available at the Honiara airport.  During disaster responses that involves the receipt of international relief cargo in large quantities, agencies would have to collect their cargo as soon as it was cleared if they needed it to be stored undercover.

1. International Terminal                        2, 3 & 4. Domestic terminal and offices

Airfield Cost

Navigation Charges

All charges are for international flights. All flights and aircraft weight classes are charged at the rate shown below.

All the charges below may be waived for humanitarian flights at the Director of CAASI’s discretion.

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

 

0 - 7,000

7,001 - 136,000

136,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

(Payable to Air Services Australia Ltd)

 

225.00

 

Landing USD - $

 

1,042.00

 

Night Landing USD - $

 

15.00

 

Night Take-Off USD - $

 

15.00

 

Parking

 

8.00/day

 

Handling Charges

 

Nil

 

Fuel Services Charges

There are no charges for fuel services.

 

 

Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

Nil

Avgas

Nil


Cargo Terminal Charges

There are 3 cargo-handling companies at the airport. There standard charges applied by all are shown below

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg

Comments

Handling Charge

1 kg – 100 kg

Over 100 kg total

$13 for total load amount

0.13c /kg each kg over the 100kg

Break Bulk Fee

Same as above

 

Diplomatic Mail

Same as above

 

Strong Room – per consignment

None

 

Cold Storage Fee

None

 

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

None

 

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

N/c

 

Storage per Day

1 – 50 kg      $4.00/day

50 –100 kg    $7.00/day

Over 100 kg $13.00/day

3 days grace period

Export  Charges (USD -$)

Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

1 kg – 100 kg

Over 100 kg total

$13 for total load amount

0.13c /kg each kg over the 100kg

International Air Waybill

20.00

 

Local Air Waybill

20.00

 

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

N/c

 

Air Way Bill Documentation

N/c

 

Diplomatic Mail

13.00

 

Storage Charges per Day

N/c

 

Air-bridge Charges

There are no charges for the use of air bridges.

Further information on charges applied at Honiara International Airport, please see the following document:

Solomon Islands Honiara International Airport Additional Information

 

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.

Security

Security Level: Good

Security is employed and managed by CAASI. Security Level: Good

The security at the Honiara Airport is of international standards and includes scanning of hand luggage and personel.

Companies Available 

4.5 Solomon Islands Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:

Website of Azfreight on Honiara International Airport