May 23, 2023

Air Niugini wishes to advise our valued customers that all our flights to Tokua airport, Rabaul East New Britain have been downgraded to Dash 8 operations due to poor runway conditions.

National Airports Corporation(NAC) has issued a Notice to Airmen(NOTAM) to cease jet operations, effective today Tuesday 23rd May while the runway issue is being addressed.

Air Niugini will advise when jet operations resume once we get feedback from NAC on the runway works.

We regret the inconvenience caused, however the situation is beyond the airline’s control. Safety is always of paramount importance in Air Niugini’s operations.


Corporate Communications Department

Tuesday 23rd May, 2023