Govt halts landing fees for Third Level Airlines to rural airstrips

Third level aviation operators will not pay landing fees when servicing Papua New Guinea's rural areas.

That was revealed in Parliament this morning by the Minister for Civil Aviation Davis Steven. He was responding to questions asked by Goilala MP William Samb.

The Goilala Electorate in Central Province is mountainous and airstrips play an important part in service delivery because it does not have a road link.

Samb acknowledged the establishment of Rural Airstrip Agency to fix the many airstrips in his electorate but question if Government had plans to encourage airlines to operate on those routes.

Many of Rural airstrips in the country are operated by mission run operators.


Charles Yapumi