September 22, 2022

National flag carrier, Air Niugini continues to perform exceptionally well in delivering its schedule in July and August this year, again outperforming many airlines in Australia and the Pacific.

In July Air Niugini operated a total 1, 377 flights with 1, 188 of these serving the airline’s domestic routes.

When compared with Australia’s major airlines for the month of July, Air Niugini’s domestic on time departure performance (flights leaving within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure time) sat at 83% as compared with Qantas at 52.3% and Virgin Australia with 50.9%

The cancellation rate for Air Niugini’s flight schedule for July was 3.3% while Qantas cancelled 6.2% of all their services and Virgin Australia cancelling 7.7 % of their flights.

Similarly, for the month of August, Air Niugini did even better, outperforming its operation of the previous month. It operated 1,995 flights with a domestic on time performance of 89%.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bruce Alabaster said “It’s not easy to continue achieving such a result in an environment like this, however I commend all our staff, those at the check-in counter, traffic officers to operating crew, engineers, catering, flight planning and all those involved for their great teamwork, producing excellent results often under trying circumstances.

Our on-time performance is something we take very seriously and are always working to improve on. To be able to perform at a higher level than other larger airlines in the region is a wonderful feeling. I encourage the team to continue to maintain the good work”

Corporate Communications Department

Thursday  22nd  September, 2022