In a media statement, Air Niugini stated that these flights are planned to continue until the runway is closed, to allow for the National Airports Corporation’s Civil Aviation Development Investment Program, to complete works associated with the runway upgrade.
Tari airport was closed to Link PNG operations late in 2018 due to obstacles such as trees on the take-off area.
Link PNG acknowledged the Hela Provincial Government for its efforts in addressing these issues, which have allowed Link PNG to recommence services.
Link PNG will be operating twice weekly services to Tari, every Sunday and Wednesday.
Link PNG is a subsidiary company of Air Niugini that operates a fleet of DHC-8 aircraft.