Kavieng Airport upgrade

Minister Agisa said the team from the National Airport Corporation (NAC) visited the province recently to inspect the 1.4km airport extension upgrade and redevelopment valued at K91.85 million. This is set to be completed by July 2022.

Other issues that were discussed during the visit was the outstanding K15 million owed to the Kavieng Airport landowners, of which a K3 million cheque was paid to landowners during the ground breaking ceremony on July 6th, 2020.

NAC business as usual

This follows a stand-off over the role of MD and CEO for NAC between Kiponge and the former MD and CEO, Ephraim Wasem.

The National Court has now issued interim stay orders for the status quo to remain until the matter is resolved by the court.

On March 3rd and 4th the NAC head office was the scene of a stand-off over the position of MD and CEO.

Rex Kiponge, who was appointed on February 25th by the Board of the National Airports Corporation (NAC) was refused entry by heavy police presence, allegedly organised by Kiponge’s predecessor, Ephraim Wasem.

K55m to redevelop Tari airport

The redevelopment of the airport will cost K55 million under the Asian Development Bank funded Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP).

Hela Governor, Philip Undialu, said the signing of the agreement is well over due.

He thanked the National Government, NAC, and ADB for considering Hela this time for the redevelopment.

The K55m will be used to do fencing, terminal, and runway sealing. 

“For the long term, we are also planning on doing the same for the Komo airport,” says Undialu.

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Jacquinot Bay airport redevelopment MOU signed

Member for Pomio, Elias Kapavore, said this today when signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the East New Britain Provincial Government, and the National Airports Corporation. The historical Jacquinot Bay Airport, a World War II relic, has seen very little development over the years.

However, with increasing travel to and from the area, urgent attention was required.

“We are beginning to see an increase in the number of people travelling in and out of Pomio.”

New Board appointed for National Airport Corporation

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The board will be headed by new acting managing director and chief executive officer Richard Yopo and Chairman Reuben Aila, who represents the Chamber of Commerce.

Air Niugini receives AOC certificate

Chairman Sir Frederick Reiher continuously repeated this statement on Wednesday when receiving an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the PNG Civil Aviation Authority for a further five years.

The certificate confirms that Air Niugini has again successfully met all regulatory safety standards and requirements, set by CASA PNG and the Civil Aviation Act.

Sir Frederick said the certificate reflects the continued success of the airlines commitment to maintaining the highest possible safety standard across all the airlines operations.