Fokker services to Tokua resume

The resumption of Fokker flights follows the completion of runway repairs by the National Airports Corporation (NAC).

Since the works on the airport runway commenced in February last year, Air Niugini has been operating to Tokua airport using the 76-seat Q402 and 50 seat DHC-8-315 aircraft, but with passenger numbers restricted to as few as 20 at times because of the shortened runway.

Nadzab firefighting team boosted

The trainees recently received their certificates after completing the first part of a series of trainings.

Under the supervision of their seniors, Nadzab’s new trainees tackled a mock blaze within the airport premises on Friday, the 30th of April.

An old aviation fuel tank, representing an aircraft, was set on fire while the recruits were given three minutes to arrive at the emergency site.

In the presence of National Airports Corporation management, including the acting managing director, Rex Kiponge, the team put out the flames and rescued passengers.

No development yet

This was one of the reasons why they took offence to the Morobe Governor’s decision to rename the Nadzab Airport.

Gabsongkeg has not seen any tangible development for over four decades. They still have no electricity while the community bore water is mainly used for cooking.  

Thatched structures dot the Wampar LLG village with a few modern dwellings and a new Lutheran Church that was opened on June 14, 2020.

Over K600m for Nadzab airport redevelopment

Actual ground works will commence in the first quarter of 2020.

The Nadzab airport in Lae will be upgraded under the CADIP project that will make it suitable for Boeing 767 aircrafts and a Code E alternate to Jackson’s International Airport.

The NAC general manager of the airport infrastructure division, Gebo Henao, said: “We have the widening and strengthening of the existing runway, taxiways and apron.