Cabinet approves Brisbane flights for Mt Hagen and Alotau

Direct flights from Mt Hagen and Alotau to Australia will soon be a reality.

National Planning Minister, Charles Abel announced on social media on Friday that cabinet has approved direct flights to Brisbane from Gurney and Kagamuga airports.

“I want Air Niugini’s F70 to do the international run and Link PNG to pick up at Losuia, Popondetta and Tokua airports,” he said.

It will run Brisbane - Gurney - Pom – Brisbane. Hagen will serve Wewak, Madang, Mendi and Goroka.

“Cabinet endorsed on Thursday direct flights from Brisbane to Gurney and Brisbane to Hagen when their new terminal is completed,” Abel said.

He said these flights will be supported by visa on arrival for Australian tourists.

“This is based on a Tourism hub concept I brought as acting Tourism Minister.”

Joy Kisselpar