Provincial Administrator Williamson Hosea told Loop PNG the naming of the aircraft was timely to showcase Hoskins to the rest of the provinces in the country and overseas.
He said West New Britain have some of the hidden tourist destinations that never known to tourists.
“With the naming of this aircraft, it will help sell WNB to the tourism market.”
Air Niugini unveiled its third Fokker 70 naming it “Hoskins” this morning.
The naming of the aeroplane will coincide with the PNG Games in November which West New Britain is hosting.
Air Niugini chairman Sir Frederick Reiher said the naming also shows the contributions the province has contributed to Air Niugini for its services.
The event is significant to WNB province as the PNG Games logo decal was also on the aircraft promoting the Games in Kimbe as it flies around the country.