flights suspended

Air Niugini suspends flights

This restriction applies to Port Moresby and all the airports around PNG. Unfortunately there is no alternative supplier of aviation fuel in most airports, including Port Moresby.

Consequently Air Niugini is forced to announce that all domestic flights from 0001 tomorrow (Thursday 5 January) have had to be cancelled due to Puma Energy’s refusal to supply Jet A1 fuel to the airlines. These cancelations will have to be ongoing until Puma’s restrictions are removed.

PNG Air suspends Wapenamanda flights

PNG Air flight area being suspended indefinitely, until such time the airline can determine the safe operations of services back into the province.

Customers with existing tickets can rebook or reroute at no further cost.

Last week, Air Niugini suspended flights into Wapenamanda. 

Photos supplied to this newsroom by security forces stationed there showed that unidentified persons had spilt oil and thrown broken bottles over parts of the airport runway, making it dangerous for an aircraft to land.

Kieta Flights Suspended

Passengers that have tickets to travel to or from Kieta are able to travel to or from Buka instead with no additional charges, or can rebook their flights to Kieta for future dates without penalties.

There are six weekly operational flights to Buka via Air Niugini and daily except for Sundays, using the Fokker 100 or 70 jet aircraft.

For further bookings or information, passengers and customers can contact Air Niugini’s toll free number 1803444 or visit the nearest Air Niugini Sales Office or travel agent.