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Air Niugini announces changes to flight schedule.

Air Niugini announce that commencing Wednesday 7 September 2011, there will be changes to its international and domestic schedules. The amendment to the international schedule has been made to allow for the increase in frequencies and capacity to the high demand domestic routes.

The domestic schedule will see increase in capacity on the Port Moresby – Lae route with five daily flights from Monday to Friday and four daily services on Saturday and Sunday. Mount Hagen flights will increase to four daily during weekdays and three during the weekend.

The Kiunga and Tabubil service on Monday and Tuesday will combine and the Wednesday service from Tabubil to Mount Hagen will be via Kiunga.

Other domestic schedule changes include the reinstatement of the Port Moresby – Rabaul – Kavieng service as reflected in flight numbers PX272 and PX273; renumbering of the Port Moresby – Popondetta flight to PX852/PX853; Port Moresby – Madang – Manus on Sunday and Manus – Madang – Port Moresby services on Wednesday are replaced by Port Moresby – Rabaul – Manus on Tuesday and Manus-Rabaul- Port Moresby on Thursday. These changes are made to connect with Lae – Port Moresby and Port Moresby – Lae.

The current Q400 services to Goroka, Gurney and Hoskins will be operated by the Dash8 300 series aircraft.

The Air Niugini freighter service is reinstated in the revised schedule to provide the airline’s corporate clients with efficient cargo movement.

International schedule changes include as advised earlier the suspension of the Wednesday’s service to Narita, Japan, leaving only the Saturday flight. The Thursday flight to Hong Kong will operate on Wednesday while the return flight to Port Moresby will depart Hong Kong on Thursday morning with scheduled arrival into Port Moresby at 3:45pm.

The current separate Sunday flights to Brisbane and Sydney will be combined and depart at 1.30pm while the return flight on Monday will operate directly from Sydney. Brisbane will be serviced as per the current schedule. Thursday afternoon flight to Brisbane will be retimed to an earlier depart at 3.30pm to allow Australian domestic connections.

The F100 service to Brisbane on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are withdrawn while services to Cairns on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday will be operated by the Q400. Cairns overnight flights on Friday and Sunday will also be operated by the Q400 aircraft.

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