Jackson’s International Airport

Concerns over unsafe drone flights near airport

Hubert Namani said: “I have received a report of at least one UAV/drone very recently being operated from a house or houses within Kennedy Estate, Eight-Mile.

“The UAV was observed operating above light post height to an undetermined height.

“Kennedy Estate is less than 2km from the Jackson’s airport boundary and under the Runway 14L flight path. This presents a significant safety risk and danger to aircraft and the travelling public, as well as to the residents of Kennedy Estate.”

Upgraded airport handed to APEC Authority

The Jackson’s International Airport will be fully operational beginning today, November 12th, and right through to November 18th.

The airport facelift began on August 1st and under three months, the Jackson’s International Airport now has a brand new VIP Transit Lounge with additional features like an arrow bridge, overlay of main runway and upgraded tarmac, fencing and parking space.

All these in compliance with international standards.

Safety of travelling public vital

Member for Kandep and Minister for Civil Aviation, Alfred Manase, made this remark on Monday (19 March) during the opening of the new Airport Police Station at the Jackson’s International Airport in Port Moresby.

The new airport police station was jointly opened by Police Commissioner Gari Baki and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Andrew Colvin.

It was funded by the AFP through the PNG-Australia Partnership Program.

Airport crowded with Broncos fans

Fans gathered as early as 1pm to secure a spot to catch a glimpse of their rugby league team.

The car park area is already jampacked in what is expected to be an overwhelming welcome for the Broncos team.

Airport police are on high alert to have the crowd under control when the Broncos players make their way out.

Watch the Loop PNG Facebook page for a live update of the Brisbane Broncos’ arrival into Port Moresby.

Australian PM's XIII team arrives

School children, men and women swarmed to the airport as early as 1pm to catch a glimpse of their rugby league heroes.

The flight’s delay and the sun's heat did nothing to move the crowd.

The plane finally touched down at Jackson’s International Airport just after 3pm and was met by cheering and chanting for players like Greg Inglis, James Tedesco and Matt Moylan.

The airport erupted as the Australian team walked out to board their bus.

Police and airport security had to fight back the crowd, who then chased after the team bus that left for Holiday Inn.