Air Niugini

Air Niugini to unveil ‘Rabaul’

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.

Air Niugini staff arrive in Kokopo to celebrate 43rd anniversary

This year Air Niugini choses ENB to stage the anniversary as It’s a way of bringing Air Niugini to other parts of Papua New Guinea instead of having all anniversary celebrations centered around Port Moresby.

Last year, the anniversary celebrations were held in Mt Hagen and the year before in Lae.

From an humble beginning, Air Niugini took to the skies in 1973, taking over Papua New Guinea’s established domestic routes and opening up previously inaccessible areas to locals and tourists.

Air Niugini to celebrate 43 years of operations

It’s a way of bringing Air Niugini to other parts of Papua New Guinea instead of having all anniversary celebrations centred around Port Moresby.

Last year , the anniversary celebrations were held in Mt Hagen and the year before in Lae.

Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo said the 43rd anniversary activities will commence with a ceremony to name one of its Fokker 100 jets “ Rabaul” on Friday 28th October. 

He said “ This is in recognition of the importance Rabaul, and East New Britain are to Air Niugini’s domestic air services. “

Air Niugini bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its flights

The ban takes effect immediately.

“This action is in view of the recently issued emergency alerts by major aviation regulatory authorities stating that the safety issue regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 still persists,” Air Niugini said in a statement.

Samsung recently recalled and replaced all its Galaxy Note 7 following an incident in an aircraft overseas, however, the issue seems to have reoccurred.

Pilots’ termination stay orders served on PX

Murray successfully obtained a stay order against the termination of eight national pilots after they filed an application seeking leave of court for a judicial review on their termination. Leave was granted on Friday.

Speaking to Loop PNG from Wewak today, he said the orders were served on the Air Niugini Management on Tuesday however could not confirm if his clients had been put back on the roster for work.

He was however informed by his clients that the pilot who was evicted from Air Niugini’s accommodation was called in by the management.

Air Niugini spends K20m annually for training

Executive manager for Flight Operations Captain Samiu Taufa has revealed that training is a priority for Air Niugini.

He said training their staff enables them to be the biggest state entity in the country to provide such good training for them.

“Air Niugini is the national flag carrier and safety is of paramount importance to Air Niugini. Therefore we always train people to become the best in the various fields.”

He said Air Niugini have a good record of safety in the world because of so much emphasis put towards training its staff.

Young Sinesine-Yongumugl man to attend flying school

Witnessing the occasion today was local MP Kerenga Kua and Air Niugini’s Executive manager for Flights operations Captain Samiu Taufa alongside Human Resource General Manager Rei Logona.

Kua said the agreement was an important exercise for his district as it encourages young people to have bigger dreams and visions in their lives.

He said the partnership with Air Niugini to send  Daniel Jack, 26 to the flying school was to inspire younger children in the district to aspire and do more and achieve their dreams.

Air Niugini and Telikom support FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup

Air Niugini in support of the event will provide kind assistance comprising of air travel discounts and other promotional activities.

Meanwhile, Telikom PNG being the leading supporter of football in PNG will provide facilities and backing FIFA for the broadcasting of the competition, which will see the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup reach over 200 million people around the world.

As a leading telecommunication company, Telikom PNG will provide phone lines and internet services for the four stadiums hosting matches throughout the three-week tournament.

SOEs do not pay enough dividends, says Pruaitch

Minister Pruaitch made this comment yesterday after the launch of the Asian Development Bank Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) report titled; Finding Balance 2016 Report on Performance of State-owned Enterprises in Pacific Island countries.

“The Government is borrowing so much to fund State-Owned Enterprises, and we need a policy on dividends payment,” he said.

Flights disruptions caused by bad weather: Air Niugini

The Airline was responding to claims that the flights were caused by shortage of pilot with the company.

“Our flight delays over the weekend were mainly due to bad weather and not pilot issue,” An Air Niugini employee who declined to be named said. 

“Two aircraft were not able to get out of Mt Hagen on Saturday as a result of bad weather. This has affected the rest of the flights (been affected) during the weekend.

“However, all the flights are now back too normal.”