Mendi airport remains closed

​The Mendi Airport remains closed after the Terminals main office was ransacked and destroyed over two weeks ago.

Acting Airport Supervisor, Solomon Abraham, confirmed to Loop PNG that the National Airports Corporation sent out a cautionary notice to airlines.

Meaning if any airline wishes to commence flights to the airport they can do so, however at their own risk.

 “On Wednesday the NAC issued a cautionary advice after 4:06 pm, meaning airlines can resume operations but at their own risk,” said the acting airport supervisor.

The Airport Supervisor has summited a list of everything that was stolen and damaged to the criminal investigations division.

“Once the report is complete by the police we will claim for insurance and hopefully we can recover all that was lost,” said Abrahams.

Meantime one of the businesses which relies heavily on Air services, Post PNG, is suffering the most.

“ Without Air Niugini Flights into Mendi, we miss out on providing services to our major corporate clients like MVIL, BSP, NDB, Mendi general hospital and the education department which rely heavily on air freighted logistical support, “said Rose Sale, Business Manager for Post PNG in Mendi.

It’s predicted that normal Airport operations should commence in 2 to 3 months’ time.

Meredith Kuusa
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