Madang airport upgrade

Businesses Upset Over Upgrade

The business owners are disappointed that ‘poor planning’ has resulted in the upgrade. 

In statement, they view that the closure of flights into Madang is having a far-reaching impact on the economy, which may result in the closure of hotels and other businesses that rely on air transport.

Sir Peter said air travel is not a luxury and not only will travelers be affected but cargo and medicines.

He added that this is unacceptable during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

K100m to upgrade Madang airport

National Airport Corporation, Managing Director, Richard Yopo announced this recently.

In a breakfast meet with Madang Governor Peter Yama, Director Yopo said Madang airport upgrade work will commence shortly.

He said NAC is in the design stages and will commence work as soon as funds are available.

Yopo added that the upgrade and extension of the airport will cost about K100 million.

Governor Yama welcomed the news as a good news for the people of Madang.