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Successful airlifting of WNB exam papers

Last week saw a successful airlifting of examination papers for grades 10 and 12 to West New Britain Province.

Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer Simon Foo said the use of the DHC-8 Combi aircraft allows the airline to move larger amounts of cargo at one time, and also to uplift bulky cargo that would not otherwise fit on other commercial flights.

“Whilst our Fokker aircraft are a great cargo solution in that they can carry over one ton of cargo as well as 100 passengers, the ‘Combi’ flights are proving to be an excellent addition to our capability,” Foo said.

Air Niugini announces new General Manager for Link PNG

The Chairman of Air Niugini and Link PNG, Sir Frederick Reiher, welcomed the new General Manager today.  He said with Alabaster’s 25 years experience in the aviation industry, the board and management are confident he will take the airline forward in its second year of operation.

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Peter O’Neill calls Manus centre a problem that should end

Papua New Guinea's prime minister says Australia's asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island is a problem that has damaged his country's reputation.

Sirinumu water level at critical stage

Link PNG suspends flights to Oro

A statement released this afternoon says the airline’s Popondetta flights for this afternoon and tomorrow morning have been suspended.

“The decision to suspend flights was made following reports that a wet crossing or temporary passage enabling vehicles to safely cross the river has washed away by the heavy rains last night.”

“Flight PX 856 this afternoon and PX 852 scheduled for tomorrow morning have been suspended. The operations of PX 856/857 scheduled for tomorrow afternoon will depend on whether or not the flood continues.”

Hayfield airstrip still needs upgrading

This is one of the proposed routes for the state owned subsidiary of Air Niugini to land in East Sepik the Province.

Link PNG acting general manager Marco McConnell told Loop PNG that a lot of work is still needed for the airstrip to meet standard and criteria for flight operations.     

“A lot of work had to go into that like, feasibility studies, surveys, markets in that area for approvals.”

He added that airport authorities will have to certify the airstrip before planes can land.  

Continuous tribal fights disrupt flights to Tari

This has caused Link PNG to temporarily suspend all its flights to Tari airport, Southern Highlands as of Wednesday Feb 3, 2015.

However Link PNG in a statement said the company is closely monitoring the situation and will advise as to when the flights will resume.

Link PNG regret the inconvenience caused, however the situation is beyond their control.

Link PNG operates four weekly flights to Tari, every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

It is a subsidiary company of Air Niugini Limited. 

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Power workers’ rights protected, says union

The PNG Power (PPL) 2015 Enterprise Agreement signed today protects workers interest, says the workers union.

Link PNG wins 3-year deal wth Exxon Mobil

Link PNG wins 3-year deal wth Exxon Mobil

Link PNG operates up to 14 charter services for Exxon Mobil each week between Port Moresby and Komo in Hela Province. 

Additionally, it operates several transit services via Moro in Southern Highlands each week.

Link PNG’s general manager  Daniel Wanma in welcoming the first flight on Monday 02nd November said Link PNG was privileged to offer Exxon Mobil PNG Limited its services and assured them of the airline’s highest safety standards.

Flight sets gender record for Link PNG

Link PNG’s flight PX 900/901 on 29th May  “goes down in the history of the airline’’  as the first all-female aircrew taking to the skies of Papua New Guinea, a statement today says.

A crew of five led by Captain Beverly Pakii, first officer Nicole Koleala and cabin crew  Julie Tamdodo, Ulato Avei and Veapi Ranu departed Port Moresby’s Jackson’s airport on a scheduled  flight to Tabubil and back.