Most Air Niugini flights cancelled, grounded today

Many Air Niugini flights out of Port Moresby were cancelled and grounded today.

Air Niugini staff, who wanted to remain anonymous, say the crews, mostly pilots, called this morning advising that they were sick and won't come in for work.

However, the staff said they are still operating normally with their small number of staff at work. A statement released yesterday by Air Niugini stated that they are aware of the strike statement in social media calling for stop work in the Aviation Industry.

"As the national carrier of PNG, we are mandated to deliver air travel services to our people of PNG as well as our visitors to PNG. Our organisation shall continue to operate as normal,” the firm stated.

“Though we have faced a few disruptions in past few days, we can confirm that these are in no way related to the social media conspiracy.

"Air Niugini stated that aircraft defects and weather were the contributing factors but were doing their best.”


Freddy Mou