Solomon Airlines plans to increase its frequency of several services with the addition of a Bombardier Dash 8 Q100 aircraft.
The turboprop, with registration H4-SOL, is expected to be delivered in November.
The carrier has no plans to further expand its fleet in 2013, says Gus Kraus, its general manager for operations and commercial services.
He adds that the Q100 will allow the airline to increase service frequencies of several domestic routes already served by the aircraft type.
In addition, Solomon Airlines is also eyeing the possibility of serving Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, in 2013, adds Kraus. The airline, however, has yet to specify the aircraft type it could operate and the service's frequency.
Data from Flightglobal Pro show that Solomon Airlines operates one Airbus A320 aircraft, two de Havilland Canada DHC-100 aircraft, two de Havilland Canada DHC-300 aircraft and one Britten-Norman BN-2A aircraft.