Air Niugini Takes Unusual Step to Secure Jet Fuel Supply Amid Ongoing Disruptions

February 29, 2024

Air Niugini Takes Unusual Step to Secure Jet Fuel Supply Amid Ongoing Disruptions

[Port Moresby, 28/02/24] – In response to on going disruptions to jet fuel supply, Air Niugini Board and Management have taken the unprecedented step of purchasing bulk jet fuel stock to support the Air Niugini scheduled services in the short term. This decision comes as the supply of current jet fuel was running low, which has adversely affected the airline’s ability to operate some flights as scheduled.

Air Niugini’s jet fuel has now been successfully delivered to Port Moresby storage facilities, ensuring the continuity of scheduled services from the capital city.

However, there is presently no regional centre jet fuel delivery solution in place. In the event of any disruptions to the Air Niugini schedule due to the lack of regional jet fuel supply, announcements will be made to keep passengers informed.

Air Niugini’s jet fuel will be stored and transported to aircraft in strict compliance with the applicable standards including the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations, concerning international safety and regulatory conformance.

Air Niugini recognises its preeminent responsibility to facilitate safe, reliable, and competent air transport services across Papua New Guinea and the region. The dedication and relentless efforts of Air Niugini’s employees have been instrumental in maintaining much of the schedule amidst the fuel supply challenges posed.

Air Niugini has been able to maintain its international flights, ensuring connectivity for passengers traveling between Papua New Guinea and international destinations. It will continue to manage its fuel requirements for the foreseeable future, whilst working to establish a permanent, capable, and appropriate aviaon fuel supply contract.

Air Niugini expresses sincere gratitude for the patience and understanding of passengers who have experienced disruptions to their travel plans due to flight cancellations and delays.

We appreciate the continued support and understanding of our valued passengers during this period. The Air Niugini board and management are also grateful to the various government agencies and our shareholder for their critical assistance.

For the latest updates and assistance with travel arrangements, our valued customers are encouraged to visit the nearest Air Niugini Sales Office or contact our Customer Service team on toll free 180 3444. You can also check Air Niugini website


Air Niugini Corporate Communications

26th February 2024