into Seghe from Honiara
Airlines from Seghe airfield to Honiara.
Plane: Twin Otter.
Only one class and that's economy. Tiny seats.
Price: A$609 return. Being the only air connection
between Seghe and Honiara you just have to pay what
you are asked. But it's worth it just for the experience
of being at one of the quaintest little airport sheds
in the known world.
Time?: 30 minutes late due to cancelled takeoff
after oil gauge showeda problem. It took half an hour
to sort out, including getting the captain and co-pilot
up a ladder so the oil could be checked in the left
Seat: Didn't check as it was first in best dressed.
Seats small and well worn, but reasonable views out
Fellow Passengers: Mainly foreigners but one
local heading to capital.
How Full?: About half the seats were taken.
Entertainment: The window views.
The Service: Good no-frills service.
Food and Drink: None.
None, but the Seghe airfield has toilets complete with
Experience: Few amenities but you can buy snacks
and drinks. Nearby is a small market and across the
grass airfield you can join in a game of soccer with
some of the local kids.
I fly Again?: Absolutely. The pilots thought there
was an oil problem, aborted the takeoff, did their checks
and we were airborne again within 30 minutes and landed
safely at Honiara.