PNG Air recommence Western and Sepik flights

Those intending to travel, holding onto a valid ticket and have queries are encouraged to visit a PNG Air sales office or an agent to be served.

Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Nancy Nakikus said "PNG Air is looking forward to operate flights and continue to connect people".

"We are looking forward to getting normalcy back into PNG and giving our people a quality service they deserve,"

PNG Air outlines COVID-19 measures

PNG Air activated their Crisis Management Team (CMT) back in January to deal with risks of the COVID-19, and since then have been working closely with key stakeholders such as the National Airports Corporation and the World Health Organisation, and taking an active role in supporting the government task force.

“As a primarily domestic airline, we have put a huge array of measures in place to protect the health of both our passengers and staff,” stated PNG Air.

Wapenamanda flights to be suspended

“The National Airports Corporation will be closing the airport to carry out maintenance work on the runway. During this time PNG Air will operate to Mt Hagen as an alternative,” stated the airline.

“PNG Air apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your full understanding as we work together to better our ports.”


Attractive deal for PNG Air passengers

Following PNG Air’s codeshare launch on Virgin Australia flights between Port Moresby and Brisbane, PNG Air are now ready to commence the second stage enabling their passengers to travel onward to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, in addition to Brisbane.

900 seats per week for Aust-PNG route

This has been made possible through a fresh codeshare agreement between Virgin Australia Airlines and PNG Air.

This International Air Services Commission determination is valid for five years from September 12, 2018.

PNG Air operates new ATR72 into Losuia

“This was a first for the airline and a first for the Island as we have to date served the Losuia using the Dash 8 aircraft,” said Paul Abbot, PNG Air Acting Chief Executive Officer. “Under the command of Captain Kalai Hungrabos and First Officer Eroli Yasi, the new ATR made its inaugural service to Losuia where the flight was greeted with a traditional welcome by the people.

“The increased capacity of the ATR will provide more opportunities for people to be able to travel to the mainland without having to risk the dangers associated with travelling by boat.

More people will be able to play: CPNG

CPNG chairperson, Helen Macindoe, made the statement after the announcement of the sponsorship agreement with the airline on Wednesday.

The partnership between Cricket PNG and PNG Air basically means that more people will be able to play.

CPNG chairperson, Helen Macindoe, said this makes the building of 48 wickets around the country more exciting.

“And one of our objectives is to lift the profile of cricket in the country,” she said. “And the partnership with PNG Air will certainly help that.

PNG Air, Cricket PNG partnership announced

During the announcement today, PNG Air sales and marketing manager, Linda Honey, said it was important for the airline to engage and help grow athletes within the country.

The announcement was made at the PNG Air head office at Seven-Mile, Port Moresby, where Honey said the airline will be transporting athletes from the outside provinces to Port Moresby, and vice versa.

She said they anticipate moving around 200,000 young adults to engage and grow in the sport of cricket.

In terms of the payment of airfares, Honey stated it would predominantly be free-of-charge.

PNG Fashion Week announces airline partner

The agreement will see PNG Fashion Week move from the national's capital, Port Moresby, firstly, into the Morobe Region with the Lae Fashion Week leg taking place in October 2018.

PNG Fashion Week said: “This is a landmark deal because it goes beyond traditional sponsorship. Under the agreement, which is the first-of-its-kind, PNG Air will become the official airline of all PNG Fashion Week events in 2018, starting in Lae in October.”

PNG Air freighter operates Sydney to Lihir Island

Under the command of Captain Chris Tabuchi and First Officer Marie Auka, the aircraft departed Port Moresby and arrived in Sydney with fuel stops in Cairns and Roma.

After loading the cargo of machinery parts, the aircraft returned to Cairns where a fresh crew comprising Captain Jacqueline Naing and Captain Wayne Waliman took control for the final leg of the flight to Lihir Island.

“The long haul flight was for a customer who required the urgent delivery of critical parts to keep its operation running,” said Paul Abbot Chief Commercial Officer of PNG Air.