Update on Rabaul Dash 8 Operations

February 22, 2019

Further to our advice early this week, the commencement of Air Niugini Dash 8 services to Tokua airport, Rabaul East New Britain Province is now deferred due to bad weather.

The National Airports Corporation (NAC) has advised that the maintenance works on Rabaul airport which were supposed to have commenced this evening, Thursday 21st February have now been delayed until 07th March. As a result, Air Niugini will continue its normal Fokker aircraft schedule to Rabaul until 07th March.

The commencement of works on the airport runway cannot be carried out now due to continuous rainfalls in the area.

Once the airport works commence, Air Niugini will be operating Dash 8s to Rabaul instead of Fokker aircraft. We will keep you updated as further information is received.

Corporate Communications Department
Thursday 21st February, 2019