CNN recognises PNG Air’s livery

The livery was introduced when the airline began bringing in its brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft in late 2015.

CNN commented that it was a contemporary depiction of ancient patterns that was designed to reflect the nation's diversity and that traditional icons from around the country were incorporated on the unusual and striking design.

PNG Air joined major world airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, All Nippon Airlines, Qatar Airways and Taiwan’s EVA on CNN’s list.

Plane lands in Esa’ala after more than 20 years

That was 20 years ago.

Today locals in Esa’ala were surprised when a PNG Air Dash 8 aircraft landed at the Districts Airstrip which is currently being given a facelift.

Locals told Loop PNG that they were surprised but happy to finally see an aircraft land in their home district after so many years.

PNG Air is intending to bring its services to the island District and opted for a test run following a meeting with Minister for Civil Aviation and local MP, Steven Davies.

Discussions on services to the district began early last year.

PNG Air maintains gold safety registration

This follows a recent renewal audit.

BARS was developed by mining resource companies and the Flight Safety Foundation to establish a common safety audit standard for suppliers of aviation services to the resource industry.  

It provides industry companies with the level of safety assurance they require, measured against very stringent standards.  

Only eight audit companies worldwide are approved to perform BARS audits.

Inflight entertainment for PNG Air customers

“We’d like to help people get into the Christmas spirit and also say thanks to all those who have supported us in our first year of operation,” says Chief Commercial Officer Paul Abbot.

“Together with the team from EMTV and a number of the stars from the hit series Vocal Fusion, passengers checking in and on board the aircraft will be treated to live entertainment as our way of ending the year on a high.”

Artists featured on PNG Air flights for the next two weeks include Joseph Ehava, Theo Benjamin, Didi Maru, Isaiah Mano and Peter Ho’leong.

Fifth new ATR 72 adds to PNG Airs growing fleet

The addition of another brand new ATR to the airline’s fleet will provide even greater options for travellers and more opportunities to fly on PNG’s newest aircraft.

PNG Air to acquire 5 more ATR 72-600 aircrafts

In a statement from the Port Moresby Stock exchange this morning, PNG Air announced that the aircrafts will be bought from the manufacturer, the French company ATR, with the first of the new aircraft to be delivered in 2019.

PNG Air CEO Muralee Siva said the introduction of the brand new ATR 72-600s underpins the airline’s strategy to bring affordable, comfortable and dependable air services to the PNG domestic market.

“PNG deserves the best,” he said.

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PNG Air’s new aircraft to help travelling public

Chief commercial officer for PNG Air, Paul Abbot says that with the arrival of the forth new ATR early this month, the domestic schedule now offers further significant improvements for travellers in PNG.

Abbot says it will also increase frequency on a number of ports that they will be commencing ATR operations into Daru and Vanimo as well as resuming operations into Alotau.

Decrease in fuel price helps airline company

“While lower commodity prices have contributed to many of the economic problems facing PNG and PNG Air, one benefit has been that fuel prices have been low over this period, although they appear to be firming now,” PNG Air’s chief executive officer Muralee Siva said.  

“Low fuel prices certainly benefit PNG Air, although those benefits have been off-set by depreciation of the PNG Kina.

PNG Air extends services to AROB

The airline will be carrying out its inaugural flight to Buka and Keita on its latest ATR plane on April 21.

The company aims to cater to the people by offering affordable prices and quality service to its customers.

Chief commercial officer Paul Abbot outlined that the airline aims to operate three flights a week that will cater to the Buka and Keita ports.

Last November during the company’s rebranding, Muralee Siva, PNG Air’s chief executive officer said the new ATR 72-600 aircraft is tailored for regional operations.