Air Niugini

Air Niugini cancels Fiji flights

Flight PX 084 scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 21st February will operate from Port Moresby to Honiara, Solomon Islands and back. The Honiara/Nadi sector is temporary suspended until further notice.

Passengers who have been booked to and from Fiji may rebook to travel later or obtain refunds without penalties. Air Niugini is closely monitoring the situation and will advise when Fiji flights resume.

ANG operates three weekly flights to Nadi via Honiara every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Announcing the deal along with Boeing at the final trade day of the Singapore Airshow, Air Niugini chairman Sir Frederick Reiher said the carrier needed the planes "urgently".

The airline currently has a domestic service, as well as flights to Australia, Singapore, Fiji, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Hong Kong, Vanuatu and Japan. It is planning to fly to China in the near future.

Dinesh Keskar, regional senior vice president for sales at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the aircraft had its first test flight in late January and was "performing exceptionally well".

PX audit team to assess Vanuatu airport runway

The flight will also carry an audit and safety team who will assess the condition of the runway and report back to management for further deliberation and action.

General Manager, Marketing, Dominic Kaumu said the audit team will report back Tuesday.

Last week, Qantas suspended their codeshare with Air Vanuatu effective immediately due to concerns about the country’s international runway at the Bauerfield International Airport.

Air New Zealand has also suspended all flights to Vanuatu.

Air Niugini to review Vanuatu flight services

This is due to deteriorating conditions of that country’s runway.

General Manager, Market Dominic Kaumi told LOOP PNG the airline management will meet today to make a decision on the Airline’s weekly service to Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Last week, Qantas suspended their codeshare with Air Vanuatu effectively immediately due to concerns about the country’s international runway at the Bauerfield International Airport..

Air New Zealand has also suspended all flights to Vanuatu.

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They include Lohia Garo, Phyllis Tabara and Nancy Aue.

Garo was awarded Member of the Order of Logohu(ML) for his services to the aviation industry and Air Niugini while Tabara and Aue each received a Logohu Medal(LM).

They all have worked with Air Niugini for 24 and 29 years respectively.

In congratulating the trio, Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo said these staff members have worked with Air Niugini for a long time and commended them for their commitment and loyalty to Air Niugini. 

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Nancy Harris and Lionel Kup were recruited under the airline’s graduate management program following the completion of their bachelor programs at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and the PNG University of Technology (Unitech) respectively.

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Dominic Kaumu, Air Niugini general manager marketing and Marco McConnell, ground operations and aviation security, boarded the plane for the first time since they have been working with Air Niugini.

Kaumu in his page on social media outlet Facebook posted: “History in the making. In all my thirty seven years serving the national airline, I am boarding this airline for the very first time.. PX still is my no.1 airline.”

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Speaking during a dividend payment of K20 million to the State through Kumul Consolidated Holdings cheque presentation by Air Niugini last night in Port Moresby, Sir Frederick acknowledged the support from the Prime Minister and Kumul Consolidated Holdings for their continuous support to Air Niugini to deliver a sound profit and a good dividend to its shareholder.