AIR NIUGINI INCREASE SERVICES AND UPGRADE LAE FLIGHTS TO BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT
September 23, 2022
Air Niugini has upgraded and increased flights on its busy route to Nadzab airport in Lae following the completion of runway improvement works by National Airports Corporation (NAC).
The move will provide a new level of comfort to our customers travelling to and from Lae and allow Air Niugini to increase capacity especially during peak periods, allowing Papua New Guineans to arrive home in time to celebrate Christmas and New Year with families and loved ones.
The airline operated its first Boeing 737 commercial flight into Nadzab airport just before Independence on Thursday 15th September, and the B737 aircraft will now become a regular sight at Nadzab over the coming months and years.
Air Niugini’s General Manager Commercial and Distribution, Mr Paul Abbot said “Lae is the largest transport and industrial hub for the Momase region, and a key centre for the Papua New Guinea economy as a whole.
The Boeing 737-800 can carry up to 144 passengers per flight (16 Business and 128 Economy) and this will greatly assist in meeting demand during the busiest time of the year, thereby offering the fastest, smoothest, and most comfortable flights for our customers.”
Air Niugini operates up to seven flights between Port Moresby and Lae every day, as well as offering direct services between Lae and Rabaul, Hoskins, Wewak, Madang, and Manus Island.
Mr Abbot said “We are delighted to be able to provide the greater capacity and reliability of services that our customers deserve during busy peak periods.”
Corporate Communications Department
Friday 23rd September, 2022