PNG Air operates new ATR72 into Losuia

On Monday 03rd September, the PNG Air service to Losuia, Milne Bay Province, was conducted using the new ATR72-600 aircraft.

“This was a first for the airline and a first for the Island as we have to date served the Losuia using the Dash 8 aircraft,” said Paul Abbot, PNG Air Acting Chief Executive Officer. “Under the command of Captain Kalai Hungrabos and First Officer Eroli Yasi, the new ATR made its inaugural service to Losuia where the flight was greeted with a traditional welcome by the people.

“The increased capacity of the ATR will provide more opportunities for people to be able to travel to the mainland without having to risk the dangers associated with travelling by boat.

“With the busy peak period soon upon us with people travelling back home to be with family and friends, we are in a better position to be able to manage the increased demand for services,” continued Abbot.

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Press release