Kadovar eruption: Airline reschedules Wewak flight

Air Niugini has rescheduled Monday’s flight to Wewak due to the dust and volcanic ash fallout over the Wewak township.

This follows the volcanic eruption on Kadovar Island in the Wewak district, East Sepik Province.

“Air Niugini wishes to advise the travelling public that Monday’s (08th January 2018) flight, PX126, from Port Moresby to Wewak, has been rescheduled to daylight operations on Tuesday, 9th of January.

“This is to allow for better visibility.”

However, the airline says this will be reviewed first thing in the morning to ascertain the situation.

“Air Niugini assures the travelling public that the situation is being monitored very closely by the Air Niugini staff in Wewak in consultation with National Airports Corporation staff. This will continue on a daily basis until the situation is cleared for normal flight operations,” stated ANG in a statement.

“It is highly recommended that passengers travelling to Wewak should remain in contact with their booking agent or they may contact Customer Services, Pt Moresby, on 327 3409 for updated information on flights to Wewak.”

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Press release