Air Niugini

Air Niugini Madang maintains top spot

It has been maintaining the top spot since the beginning of this year.

OTP is measured on the time taken for a scheduled flight to depart from a point of origin to the point of arrival.

Air Niugini Managing Director, Alan Milne, in presenting the award, congratulated Madang Port Manager, Henrick Senat, and his team for an excellent job in maintaining their performance.

He also encouraged the rest of the staff to continue to work smarter to achieve the 100 percent OTP mark.

Link PNG’s first passenger service to Komo

The flights will initially operate twice a week, every Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing Port Moresby at 10:15am and arriving in Komo at 11:45am. The return flight leaves Komo at 12:10pm, arriving back in Port Moresby by 1:40pm.

All flights will be operated by Link PNG’s 50 seat Dash 8-315 aircraft. 

The inclusion of Komo now brings to total twelve Link PNG destinations.

Woman gets top post in ANG’s Cairns airport operations

Keygan is not new to Air Niugini, having worked with the airline for 29 years, commencing in January 1990 as an International Travel advisor before moving to airport operations and recently with cargo being added to her portfolio.  

She brings with her many years of experience to her new role where she is now primarily responsible for leading and managing all airport and cargo operations throughout Australia.

Airline’s first female licensed maintenance engineer

From a mixed parentage of East New Britain, Gulf and Central provinces, Mai is one of four female Air Niugini LAMEs, the other three women are licensed on Fokker jet aircraft.

Being a licensed engineer, Mai can now give approval for the release of Dash 8 aircraft to service following maintenance. Before signing the document of approval, she must be satisfied with the works, she thoroughly checks to ensure the maintenance is completed to the highest standard and is carried out in accordance with Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation Rules and Regulations.

ANG announces delivery of expanded service

The partnership will take effect on October 30th this year.

Air Niugini Managing Director, Alan Milne, made the announcement on Friday (18th October).

He said this following a meeting with all strategic partners involved in the proposed Cairns/Hong service. The partnership includes the Queensland government, Cairns Tourism industry, Cairns Airport authority and Qantas.

Milne said he was delighted Air Niugini would be a pivotal partner in expanding both passenger and freight capacity between the Cairns region and Hong Kong via Port Moresby.

Overwhelming airline sales response

“This promotion stops 16th September at 12 midnight, however those who opted to pay later must do so within 24 hours by producing your booking reference at the sales office for payment,” said the airline in a statement.

“We will continue to accept payment on Tuesday 17th September but without making any new bookings.

Air Niugini welcomes airfare investigation

This follows the announcement on September 6th by the Vice Minister for Treasury, Win Daki, which ICCC falls under.

Air Niugini Managing Director Allan Milne said the investigation will give people the opportunity to see why the airfares are high.

“We’ve actually had conversation with the ICCC Commissioner previously, this is a very difficult market and we had a lot of fruitful conversations about how the ticketing structure and pricing structure is there,” said Milne.

Airline adjusts Cairns-Port Moresby schedule

Managing Director Alan Milne today said Air Niugini has adjusted its Cairns/Port Moresby schedule to give business travelers from North Queensland the opportunity to make a same day return trip to Port Moresby from Cairns on Fridays, saving them the time and expense of overnighting in Port Moresby.

An additional feature of the new schedule is that customers from Cairns will be able to make direct same day connections via Port Moresby to both Honiara (Solomon Islands) and Nadi (Fiji).

ANG resumes Hoskins operations

Flight PX 244 will operate this afternoon, followed by PX 241 out of Hoskins on Thursday morning.

In a statement, the airline said: “We acknowledge the National Airports Corporation (NAC) and the business houses in Hoskins for their continuous efforts in removing the volcanic ash from the runway and taxiway.

“Air Niugini suspended operations again on Sunday, August 04th, due to the eruption of Mt Ulawun for the second time in recent times.

ICCC proposes to decline ANG codeshare arrangement

The proposed codeshare was between Port Moresby, PNG and Manila, the Philippines.

The ICCC is proposing this decision after assessing Air Niugini’s application and concluded that the POM/MNL route is already competitive; and introduction of this proposed code-share will stifle the current level of competition and reduce the current levels of benefits realized by the travelling public.