Air Niugini wishes to advise the traveling public that the airline will resume operations to Tokua airport in Rabaul, East New Britain starting tomorrow (Friday 1st February).
The resumption of service follows a recent inspection carried out by the airport authorities and Air Niugini safety officers.
However, our customers are advised that the airspace over Tokua airport will continue to be monitored on a daily basis. Due to unpredictable nature of volcano and wind direction, any decision to suspend flights on a short notice must be expected.
Our valued customers are also advised that Air Niugini will continue to uplift stranded passengers who could make their own way through other means of transport out of Rabaul to Kavieng. Their tickets will be revalidated without penalties.
Air Niugini has indefinitely suspended all its services to and from Tokua airport in Rabaul since Monday 21st January due to volcanic ash falls in the aerodrome and surrounding areas.
Air Niugini regrets the inconvenience caused to the traveling public, however the situation is beyond Air Niugini’s control. Safety is always of paramount importance in Air Niugini’s operation.
Corporate Affairs Department
Thursday 31st January 2013