Air Niugini

Air Niugini’s cadet pilot program graduates 80 pilots

Air Niugini chairman Sir Frederick Reiher in his speech during the naming ceremony of its fourth Fokker 70 aircraft "Alotau" said the company will continue to implement the programme and help young Papua New Guineans achieved their dreams through the programme.

"Since the first pilot cadet program in 1988 Air Niugini has fully funded the training of 80 national pilots – men and women who today serve as flight crew in all our aircraft, from Dash-8s to Boeing 767s. Our fully trained crew now include five young women pilots."

Air Niugini commences services to Federated States of Micronesia

Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer, Mr Simon Foo made the announcement this afternoon following a meeting last week with FSM’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Aviation, Mr Massey Halbert.

Mr Foo said Air Niugini will start initially with three special flights to Chuuk and Pohnpei , two of the four states in FSM. These flights are scheduled to operate on September 01st,  07th and 10th, which coincides with a meeting of Pacific Island leaders in FSM.

Air Niugini begins planning air services to China

Chairman of Air Niugini, Sir Frederick Reiher, said the air services agreement would enable Air Niugini to introduce seasonal charters between Port Moresby and Shanghai during the Chinese New Year celebrations early in 2017 and for other holiday periods next year.

"It is our intention to introduce regular services from late 2017," he said.

Sir Frederick said the signing of the agreement paved the way for tourist travel to grow rapidly from China to Papua New Guinea.

Air Niugini receives AOC certificate

Chairman Sir Frederick Reiher continuously repeated this statement on Wednesday when receiving an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the PNG Civil Aviation Authority for a further five years.

The certificate confirms that Air Niugini has again successfully met all regulatory safety standards and requirements, set by CASA PNG and the Civil Aviation Act.

Sir Frederick said the certificate reflects the continued success of the airlines commitment to maintaining the highest possible safety standard across all the airlines operations.

Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini and Air Vanuatu tripartite codeshare launches on July 1

The new service will operate from Port Moresby to Honiara on Fridays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.                            

The Honiara the codeshare service will operate from Honiara to Port Moresby on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The codeshare also extends to a weekly Honiara-Port Vila-Honiara service into Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila, operating Honiara on Tuesdays and returning to Honiara on Wednesdays.

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.