Air Niugini open flights to additional domestic destinations

May 13, 2020

Air Niugini open flights to additional domestic destinations

Air Niugini is pleased to advise that the State of Emergency (SoE) Controller has given approval for the airline to resume flights to Daru, Kiunga, Vanimo and Wewak.

No approvals at all are required for flights to any domestic locations other than Buka, although Kieta, Tabubil and Lihir airports remain closed.

Air Niugini is close to resuming its normal domestic schedule, offering flights to all available domestic ports at least once every day, with increased frequency to Lae, Mt Hagen and Tokua.

It should be noted that the SoE Controller approval for travel is no longer required and tickets can be purchased as normal.

Air Niugini continues to operate with strict health and safety measures in place including temperature testing of all passengers, hand sanitising and providing face masks to ensure your air travel is safe.

Internationally Air Niugini maintains its flights to Cairns, Brisbane and Singapore.  The outbound flights to these three ports do not require approval.

Inbound flights are now open for sale however passengers still require the SoE Controller’s approval. Payment evidence of a 14 day hotel accommodation at an approved quarantine hotel must be provided prior to acceptance at check-in.

Flights to the rest of our international destinations are still suspended. We will advise once approval is given for resumption of operations.


Corporate Communications Department

Wednesday 13th May 2020