Airport runways

Runways an issue for airline

Acting chief executive officer of PNG’s national airline, Gary Seddon, outlined this in his presentation at the inaugural PNG-Asia Investment Conference in Hong Kong.

“In the region, for example, we are limited by runways,” he told attendees in session six of the final day of conference at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel.

“As the citizens of our country demand greater access to air travel, we have an increased demand for larger and more heavy aircraft. And this puts an increased strain on runways.

Airport runways shortened

Air Niugini has informed the travelling public that the National Airport Corporation has further shortened runways to allow for maintenance work at both airports.

As a result, Air Niugini flights to and from Madang and Wewak are being operated by Dash-8 turboprop aircraft, operated by its subsidiary company Link PNG.

Even these Dash-8 aircraft have restrictions on the number of passengers they can uplift because of the shortened runway.