Air Niugini

ANG set to uplift firefighters to Aust

These devastating fires have so far burned over 17 million acres of land, killed at least 25 people, half a billion animals and destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of properties.

The airline’s response is in support of the PNG Government’s offer to provide firefighters and Defence Force soldiers to combat the spread of fires, and adds to relief efforts being currently coordinated by the Australian Defence Force.

PNG added to SI’s list of affected countries

In an update issued by Solomon Islands Ministry of Health on January 2, 2020, PNG was added as one of the measles “affected” countries, along with New Zealand.

The original list of affected countries comprised American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Australia and the Philippines.

The Ministry of Health advised that it is mandatory to fill in a Traveller Health Declaration Card before entering the Solomon Islands.

ANG cautions against false ad

The advertisement, which uses the Air Niugini logo and a fake email account, is false as the national airline is not aware of this.

“We appeal to the public to disregard this advertisement as it is not from Air Niugini and we strongly advise the public to be wary of such false information,” stated the airline.

“Furthermore, Air Niugini will not be liable for any commitments made by anyone in response to this advertisement.

ANG resumes Fokker services to Mt Hagen

This will cater for the high number of passengers traveling during this time.

Air Niugini services to Mt Hagen were downgraded to Dash 8 aircraft in June 2019 to cater for maintenance work on the airport by the National Airports Corporation (NAC).

The Fokker flights resumed on Sunday, 15th December, 2019, and will continue until 31st January, 2020, when the peak period ends.

After January, the service will return to Dash 8 aircraft to allow NAC to complete upgrading the airport.

Air Niugini operates a daily service to Mt Hagen.

Dangerous goods training extended

Dangerous goods are articles or substances that pose hazards to health, safety, property and environment.

Air Niugini Non-Technical Training Instructor, Martin Tugano, who conducted the training said there was positive feedback with overwhelming interests from participants.

A total of 33 participants from the Vanuatu Terminal Services (VTS), Civil Aviation Authority Vanuatu (CAAV) and Aviation Vanuatu Ltd (AVL) Aviation Securities attended the training in Port Vila from November 27 to December 2, 2019.

Any strike will be illegal, says ANG

Managing Director, Alan Milne, said this in response to questions from the media about any potential strike action taken by staff during the peak period of operations.

Air Niugini and the union body representing staff, the National Airline Employees Association (NAEA), have recently made headlines regarding negotiations on terms and conditions of staff.

The issue in focus relates to the ‘Industrial Awards’ or Employment Terms and Conditions of NAEA Members.

New PX sales office

The new office is located at the Waigani Central Stop N Shop complex, ensuring easy access and ample parking space for clients.

The new flagship and largest sales office paves the way for continuous enhanced customer services and overall customer experience.

“This is our newest and biggest domestic sales facility which is centrally located with sufficient parking space for customers,” said Managing Director, Alan Milne.

“It is also close to bus stops and is a ‘one stop shop’ where customers can do their shopping and other business in the same area.”

Women arrested for misappropriating K17,000

Thirty-six-year-old Delmarine Angeli, from East Sepik Province, and 28-year-old Rosemary Batari from Morobe Province have both been arrested and charged, under Section 372 of the Criminal Code Act, for allegedly stealing. 

According to court documents, both defendants were cashiers working for the airline when they were caught on 30th May and July 1st this year respectively.

Police alleged that both defendants took the money when directed to deposit in the company’s account.

Air Niugini Madang maintains top spot

It has been maintaining the top spot since the beginning of this year.

OTP is measured on the time taken for a scheduled flight to depart from a point of origin to the point of arrival.

Air Niugini Managing Director, Alan Milne, in presenting the award, congratulated Madang Port Manager, Henrick Senat, and his team for an excellent job in maintaining their performance.

He also encouraged the rest of the staff to continue to work smarter to achieve the 100 percent OTP mark.

Link PNG’s first passenger service to Komo

The flights will initially operate twice a week, every Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing Port Moresby at 10:15am and arriving in Komo at 11:45am. The return flight leaves Komo at 12:10pm, arriving back in Port Moresby by 1:40pm.

All flights will be operated by Link PNG’s 50 seat Dash 8-315 aircraft. 

The inclusion of Komo now brings to total twelve Link PNG destinations.