The naming will be in recognition of the importance Rabaul, and East New Britain are to Air Niugini’s domestic air services.
The naming ceremony will be followed by a corporate function in the evening to be attended by Air Niugini’s key business partners and stake holders in East New Britain.
An Open Day will also be held the following day, Saturday 28th October at Vunapope School hall.
The day is open to the general public and commences from 10am to 3pm.
Different departments within the airline including Engineering, Flight Operations, Cabin Crew, Human Resources, Sales/UATP, Tours/Destinations, Cargo, Marketing, Link PNG and East New Britain Tourism Bureau will have the opportunity to show case what each department offers.
Career information on Air Niugini’s pilots and engineering cadet programmes as well as other areas of the airline will be provided.
Air Niugini currently have fleets consisting of Boeing 767 and 737 jets for international routes along with Fokker F-100 aircraft while the Q400 and Dash 8 aircraft for the challenging terrain.
The Fokker F-100 also flies to Cairns in Australia, Honiara, Solomon Islands and Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The B737 operates some domestic flights to Manus and Lae.