Air Niugini

Any strike will be illegal, says ANG

Managing Director, Alan Milne, said this in response to questions from the media about any potential strike action taken by staff during the peak period of operations.

Air Niugini and the union body representing staff, the National Airline Employees Association (NAEA), have recently made headlines regarding negotiations on terms and conditions of staff.

The issue in focus relates to the ‘Industrial Awards’ or Employment Terms and Conditions of NAEA Members.

New PX sales office

The new office is located at the Waigani Central Stop N Shop complex, ensuring easy access and ample parking space for clients.

The new flagship and largest sales office paves the way for continuous enhanced customer services and overall customer experience.

“This is our newest and biggest domestic sales facility which is centrally located with sufficient parking space for customers,” said Managing Director, Alan Milne.

“It is also close to bus stops and is a ‘one stop shop’ where customers can do their shopping and other business in the same area.”

Women arrested for misappropriating K17,000

Thirty-six-year-old Delmarine Angeli, from East Sepik Province, and 28-year-old Rosemary Batari from Morobe Province have both been arrested and charged, under Section 372 of the Criminal Code Act, for allegedly stealing. 

According to court documents, both defendants were cashiers working for the airline when they were caught on 30th May and July 1st this year respectively.

Police alleged that both defendants took the money when directed to deposit in the company’s account.

Air Niugini Madang maintains top spot

It has been maintaining the top spot since the beginning of this year.

OTP is measured on the time taken for a scheduled flight to depart from a point of origin to the point of arrival.

Air Niugini Managing Director, Alan Milne, in presenting the award, congratulated Madang Port Manager, Henrick Senat, and his team for an excellent job in maintaining their performance.

He also encouraged the rest of the staff to continue to work smarter to achieve the 100 percent OTP mark.

Link PNG’s first passenger service to Komo

The flights will initially operate twice a week, every Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing Port Moresby at 10:15am and arriving in Komo at 11:45am. The return flight leaves Komo at 12:10pm, arriving back in Port Moresby by 1:40pm.

All flights will be operated by Link PNG’s 50 seat Dash 8-315 aircraft. 

The inclusion of Komo now brings to total twelve Link PNG destinations.

Woman gets top post in ANG’s Cairns airport operations

Keygan is not new to Air Niugini, having worked with the airline for 29 years, commencing in January 1990 as an International Travel advisor before moving to airport operations and recently with cargo being added to her portfolio.  

She brings with her many years of experience to her new role where she is now primarily responsible for leading and managing all airport and cargo operations throughout Australia.

Airline’s first female licensed maintenance engineer

From a mixed parentage of East New Britain, Gulf and Central provinces, Mai is one of four female Air Niugini LAMEs, the other three women are licensed on Fokker jet aircraft.

Being a licensed engineer, Mai can now give approval for the release of Dash 8 aircraft to service following maintenance. Before signing the document of approval, she must be satisfied with the works, she thoroughly checks to ensure the maintenance is completed to the highest standard and is carried out in accordance with Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation Rules and Regulations.

ANG announces delivery of expanded service

The partnership will take effect on October 30th this year.

Air Niugini Managing Director, Alan Milne, made the announcement on Friday (18th October).

He said this following a meeting with all strategic partners involved in the proposed Cairns/Hong service. The partnership includes the Queensland government, Cairns Tourism industry, Cairns Airport authority and Qantas.

Milne said he was delighted Air Niugini would be a pivotal partner in expanding both passenger and freight capacity between the Cairns region and Hong Kong via Port Moresby.

Overwhelming airline sales response

“This promotion stops 16th September at 12 midnight, however those who opted to pay later must do so within 24 hours by producing your booking reference at the sales office for payment,” said the airline in a statement.

“We will continue to accept payment on Tuesday 17th September but without making any new bookings.

Air Niugini welcomes airfare investigation

This follows the announcement on September 6th by the Vice Minister for Treasury, Win Daki, which ICCC falls under.

Air Niugini Managing Director Allan Milne said the investigation will give people the opportunity to see why the airfares are high.

“We’ve actually had conversation with the ICCC Commissioner previously, this is a very difficult market and we had a lot of fruitful conversations about how the ticketing structure and pricing structure is there,” said Milne.