Flights disruptions caused by bad weather: Air Niugini

Air Niugini domestic flights’ disruptions to majority of domestic ports in the country over the weekend were caused by bad weather, says Air Niugini.

The Airline was responding to claims that the flights were caused by shortage of pilot with the company.

“Our flight delays over the weekend were mainly due to bad weather and not pilot issue,” An Air Niugini employee who declined to be named said. 

“Two aircraft were not able to get out of Mt Hagen on Saturday as a result of bad weather. This has affected the rest of the flights (been affected) during the weekend.

“However, all the flights are now back too normal.”

The Air Niugini top management have yet to respond to questions emailed by Loop PNG when this story was published.

The scheduled afternoon flight to Wewak on Friday did not depart Port Moresby, resulting in Saturday 6am flight out of Wewak delayed till 1:30pm.

It was the same in many domestic ports throughout the country during the Independence weekend.   

Caption: Passengers stranded in Wewak on Saturday 17 September because of flight cancellation.  

Charles Yapumi