Air Niugini

Airline company hosts women's meet

The luncheon was attended by one of PNG’s pioneer female engineers, Emma Waiwai , Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer , Simon Foo and 40 female staff.

The event was the first to be organized by Air Niugini as an initiative of the current CEO to motivate and empower women in the workforce.

Mrs Waiwai, who worked for 26 years in the aviation industry was the guest speaker at the event, encouraging women to strive for excellence by motivating, inspiring and empowering each other.

Air Niugini increases flights to Japan

Air Niugini’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo said on the airline’s invitation, Japanese Travel writers arrived in the country last month where they visited Mt Hagen, Madang, Alotau and Rabaul and wrote feature stories, promoting PNG in the Japanese market.

Foo said: “Air Niugini is supporting the National Government’s initiative to further develop and enhance tourism in the country. Therefore, the more awareness we create in the Japan market, the better it is for the airline and the country.”

Air Niugini resumes services to Honiara

The airline is resuming normal schedule starting tomorrow( Thursday 09th June) from Nadi to Honiara and Port Moresby.

The Port Moresby/Honiara / Nadi service resumes on Friday 10th June.

Air Niugini suspends its Honiara services since yesterday for a definite period following the withdrawal of services operated and supplied by Solomon Airlines.

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.