Dominic Kaumu, Air Niugini general manager marketing and Marco McConnell, ground operations and aviation security, boarded the plane for the first time since they have been working with Air Niugini.
Kaumu in his page on social media outlet Facebook posted: “History in the making. In all my thirty seven years serving the national airline, I am boarding this airline for the very first time.. PX still is my no.1 airline.”
Kaumu went further and responded to one of his friends, posting “Competition is good for the industry. At the end of the day customers are the winners.”
The executives were among the officers who went to Hoskins to witness the official opening of the new Hoskins airport.
The charter was arranged by the National Airports Corporation (NAC).
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was also on board the charter and officially opened the new Hoskins Airport.
Meanwhile, Air Niugini’s F70 flight from Port Moresby to Hoskins takes about an hour while PNG Air’s ATR 72-600 took an hour 20 minutes.
Picture courtesy of Malum Nalu’s facebook page