A statement released this afternoon says the airline’s Popondetta flights for this afternoon and tomorrow morning have been suspended.
“The decision to suspend flights was made following reports that a wet crossing or temporary passage enabling vehicles to safely cross the river has washed away by the heavy rains last night.”
“Flight PX 856 this afternoon and PX 852 scheduled for tomorrow morning have been suspended. The operations of PX 856/857 scheduled for tomorrow afternoon will depend on whether or not the flood continues.”
“Link PNG will continue to monitor the situation and advise as to when Popondetta flights would resume normal operations. We regret the inconvenience caused, however the situation is beyond the airline’s control,” the statement said.
Link PNG operates daily flights to Popondetta, except for every Monday and Friday where it operates two flights. Link PNG is a subsidiary company of Air Niugini Limited.