Airlines cancel flights to Mt Hagen

Air Niugini yesterday cancelled its flight to Kagamuga Airport in Mt Hagen after reports of civil unrest and closure of the airport by authorities.

Loop PNG was informed in the morning by the State-owned airline’s public relations office that all flights operated as per the schedule this morning.

But in a press release yesterday afternoon, Air Niugini PX 186/187 was cancelled because of the situation on the ground.

“Although some flights this morning were delayed as passengers and staff had difficulty getting to the airport on time due to yesterday’s unrest, most Air Niugini flights operated as normal,” the statement read.

PNG Air flights to Mt Hagen were also cancelled yesterday.

Meanwhile, Western Highlands Province PPC Jacob Singura told Loop PNG that the condition on the ground is still tense but police have taken control of the situation.

Picture source: Kili Kalo Vaikeli Facebook page.

Charles Yapumi