Nepal’s challenging terrain makes air transport an important part of the country’s overall transport system. Air transport provides access to many remote mountainous areas and is vital to achieving the government’s tourism targets and resulting economic benefits.
Solomon Islands is a large Melanesian country, composed of 6 big islands, dozens of smaller islands, and several hundreds of islets and atolls. As of 2010, about 80% of its 500,000 people lived in the rural areas, in widely dispersed villages of a few hundred people.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has very challenging geographic conditions, making the movement of people and goods difficult. This creates a total reliance on aviation for tourism and business, exports and imports, domestic freight, and social cohesion.