Air Niugini resumes services to Kieta, and lifting of Covid Testing Requirements for travel to Autonomous Region of Bougainville [AROB]

January 13, 2022

Air Niugini wishes to advise the travelling public that the airline will resume its Fokker 70 jet services to Kieta’s Aropa airport effective from 25th January 2022.

Flights into Kieta had been suspended at the direction of the Regional Pandemic Controller for AROB since October 2021 due to increasing COVID case numbers, however this direction has now been revoked today, Thursday 13th January 2022.

In addition, the Regional Pandemic Controller for AROB has advised that, effective from today, COVID tests are no longer required for travellers to AROB, however other public health measures must be observed.

There will be two weekly services to Kieta, operating on Tuesdays and Fridays, connecting Kieta with Port Moresby, Rabaul/Tokua, and Buka. Air Niugini already operates six weekly Fokker jet services to Buka (daily except Sundays)

Air Niugini appreciates the travelling public’s patience and understanding on these matters and continues to operate with strict health and safety measures in place, including temperature testing of all passengers and use of face masks and hand sanitiser to ensure your air travel is safe.


Corporate Communications Department

Thursday, 13th January 2022