Air Niugini

ANG’s pioneer driver

And he has been doing his job passionately with loyalty and commitment for the last 47 years. 

Morea Maiu, known to many Air Niugini staff who have come and gone over the past four decades as “father Morea”, is a proud pioneer of Air Niugini who has been working as a driver since the company’s inception in November 1973.

“My job allows me to make contact with staff from different departments within Air Niugini, some on a daily basis. I would have known almost all staff and they would have known me too,” he stated.

Air Niugini partners with Bel isi PNG

The initiative recognises the impact family and sexual violence has on employees, and the increasing costs to employers and businesses in general as a result of this.

Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bruce Alabaster, said with the joint partnership now in place, airline staff who are faced with family and sexual violence can now be able to get timely assistance with well-coordinated processes and procedures in place to guide them.

Domestic flights expanded

Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Alabaster, said: “When we reintroduced domestic services in April, we said we will operate limited services to begin with, and build up to our normal schedule once demand picks up. As demand recovers, we are now delivering on that promise and adding more flights on most routes.”

The improvements include:

ANG launches travel comp

The Discover PNG Travel Pass competition was launched on Wednesday 8th of July and will run till the 18th of December, 2020.

The competition aims to get all stakeholders, including the airline, the hotels, tour operators and hire cars, involved in sustaining and boosting tourism in Papua New Guinea.

The airline’s General Manager Commercial Services, Dominic Kaumu, said: “The idea behind the competition is to encourage individuals to travel more and experience the unique beauty and diverse cultures Papua New Guinea has to offer.

PX clarifies PNG Air share buy proposal

Air Niugini CEO, Bruce Alabaster, assured that PNG Air will remain a separate corporate entity, maintain its own brand, and that there will not be any job losses.

Alabaster explained these following misconceptions that the proposal was a merger.

Air Niugini CEO, Bruce Alabaster, says the proposal to purchase 40% of NASFUNDs shareholding in PNG Air is just that, and there was no merger.

Mt Hagen flights downgraded

The downgrade is effective as of Wednesday June 10th and will allow the National Airports Corporation (NAC) to carry out maintenance works on the runway.

The runway works will continue for up to three months.

Link PNG now operates up to four daily flights to Mt Hagen - two are operated by the Q400 while the remainder are operated by Dash 8.



ANG’s first father-son captains

Although they are not on the same aircraft type, their achievement as Papua New Guinean father and son captains is the first for Air Niugini, if not Papua New Guinea. The senior Nonggorr is Captain on the Boeing 767 jet and his son Jason is Captain on the Fokker 100 jet aircraft.

Update on Air Niugini services

“We are operating services to almost all domestic ports, at least once every day, and Controller approval for travel is no longer required,” said the airline.   

“We have scheduled services to the border ports of Daru, Kiunga, Vanimo, Buka and Wewak but these require the SOE Controller’s approval in advance. Tabubil and Lihir airports remain closed to scheduled passenger flights.

“Internationally, Air Niugini maintains its flights to Cairns, Brisbane and Singapore. The outbound flights to these three ports do not require approval.

Dash 8 to service Kavieng

The Dash 8 operations have commenced today (Friday 1st May) and will continue for the rest of the month.

“Air Niugini will be operating five weekly services to Kavieng on Dash 8 aircraft on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, with flights via Rabaul on certain days,” stated the airline.

“Air Niugini regrets the inconvenience this may cause to the traveling public, however the situation is beyond the airline’s control.

“We expect to return to our usual Fokker jet services by the end of this month.”

ANG flights only to Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore

In a statement, the airline said scheduled flights to other locations are not approved under the present SoE Controller directives.

“All international flights will continue to depart from, and arrive at the normal international terminal. No persons meeting incoming passengers will be permitted around the terminal area.” 

Passengers wishing to return to PNG must adhere to the following process;