PNG Air cancels flights to Goroka


PNG Air yesterday announced that due to the damage to the runway at Goroka in Eastern Highlands, the airline has cancelled scheduled services to the port until further notice.
In a statement, PNG Air said the damage had reached a level that the airline felt it posed a significant safety threat to operations.
Chief commercial officer Paul Abbot said: “We are monitoring the situation daily and we hope that necessary repairs will be carried out quickly so we can resume services as soon as possible.
“We regret the inconvenience this may cause to the public, but safety of operations for our passengers has to be the primary concern.”
PNG Air operates ATR 72-600 and Dash-8 aircraft, with 470 flights each week serving 23 ports in PNG, carrying more than 400,000 passengers each year.

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