Air Niugini

PX flights to Honiara suspended

This follows the withdrawal of all services operated and supplied by Solomon Airlines effective June 7, 2016 until further notice.

Air Niugini’s flight PX082 from Port Moresby to Honiara and Port Vila on Tuesday has been rerouted to operate from Port Moresby to Port Vila direct.

Flights between Port Moresby and Nadi, Fiji will be nonstop and not via Honiara until further notice.

Air Niugini is waiving rebooking and cancellation fees for disrupted Honiara passengers.

Air Niugini relocates office in Buka

The office has been relocated to China town near the intersection of Buka town from Patenhai Properties at Hago street. The new office has great facilities including a standby generator and is fully air conditioned. It is one of the few buildings in Buka, if not the first to have glass panels.

Air Niugini General Manager, Customers and Markets Dominic Kaumu when opening the new office on Monday (June 6, 2016) said customer service is very important to Air Niugini and the relocation of the office now ensures customers have easy access to Air Niugini services.

Engineers receive maintenance licences

Young Browen Kasito from Sirumpa village in Henganofi, Eastern Highlands received her electrical and instrument  licenses, specializing in Fokker 70 and F100 aircraft, while Air Niugini Executive Manager, Maintenance Control Benedict Oraka received his license in power plant and aeroplane, specializing in Boeing 767, B737, Fokker 100/F70 and the Dash 8-100/200/300 aircraft.

Air Niugini wins best SOE employer award

Chairman Sir Frederick Reiher, has congratulated the airline’s management, employees and unions for their hard work in securing the award.

The award was presented by the PNG Human Resource Institute at its national conference in Port Moresby last Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Sir Frederick also congratulated Air Niugini's HR General Manager, Rei Logona, on being named the best individual HR Practitioner for 2015.

Air Niugini announces new General Manager for Link PNG

The Chairman of Air Niugini and Link PNG, Sir Frederick Reiher, welcomed the new General Manager today.  He said with Alabaster’s 25 years experience in the aviation industry, the board and management are confident he will take the airline forward in its second year of operation.

Hoskins port achieve best OTP in 2015

Hoskins together with Lae, Rabaul, Madang and Mt Hagen are a category A ports that handle two to four flights on a daily basis.

Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo presented the shield to Hoskins Port Manager, Wesley Taito during the annual Port Managers conference in Port Moresby over the weekend.

He commended Taito and his staff for an excellent team work that resulted in them taking the top spot in category A.

Asylum seekers disrupts Madang to Manus flights

An eyewitness Brian H Waffi posted on his facebook page alerting the public about the incident.

He said the flight was disrupted after two Asylum Seekers protested and tried to break the airplanes glass protested not to go to Manus.

“All of us were told to disembark after two Asylum Seekers protested and tried to break the airplanes glass protested not to go to Manus. We will reboard.”

“The plane was about to lift off when the two started hitting the windows and crying out loud struggling with the air hostess.

Air Niugini unveils ‘ Hoskins’

The naming of the aeroplane will coincide with the PNG Games in November which West New Britain is hosting.

Air Niugini chairman Sir Frederick Reiher said the naming also shows the contributions the province has contributed to Air Niugini for its services.

The event is significant to WNB Province as the PNG Games logo was also on the aircraft promoting the Games in Kimbe as it flies around the country.

The event was witnessed by Governor Sasindran Muthuvel, Provincial Administrator Williamson Hosea and the team from HOC.

Air Niugini appoints female officer to head regional office

Kilo departs Port Moresby for Honiara today to take up the post.

Kilo is not new to Air Niugini, having worked with the airline for 32 years, spending most of her time in sales and marketing.

Air Niugini General Manager-Customers and Markets, Dominic Kaumu in congratulating Kilo said the appointment was made on merit.

He said whilst the international exposure was important to grooming national managers, it was more encouraging to see a PNG woman taking up managerial role overseas.

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Clever and simple trick results in Buimo Jail break

A cleverly devised trick took the Buimo jail officers by surprise, which saw the mass breakout, occur with 94 prisoners escaping on Thursday Feb 25.

PX airlifts Fiji relief supplies