Chief commercial officer for PNG Air, Paul Abbot says that with the arrival of the forth new ATR early this month, the domestic schedule now offers further significant improvements for travellers in PNG.
Abbot says it will also increase frequency on a number of ports that they will be commencing ATR operations into Daru and Vanimo as well as resuming operations into Alotau.
The changes to the schedule include daily service linking Port Moresby, Mt Hagen, Tabubil and Kiunga, service linking Mt Hagen and Lae, Port Moresby to Alotau morning service on the ATR with an additional afternoon service using Dash 8 aircraft, twice a day service linking Port Moresby and Goroka, four times per week on an ATR Madang, Wewak, Vanimo and ATR services linking Port Moresby and Daru.
He adds that PNG Air is excited that the latest addition to our fleet will give them ability to operate significant frequency and capacity on key market sector using the new aircraft.
“We are also pleased to be able to now be in a position to have the ATR aircraft operating with good frequency through the Western Province region where we have many of our shareholders based through the airline ownership by the MRDC group of companies, Abbot says.