Airline adds Mt Hagen, Western flights


LINK PNG Ltd says it will add new scheduled flights between Mt Hagen, Western Highlands, and Kiunga, Western, starting today.
“The new service links Mt Hagen, an important transport and economic hub for the Highlands, with the communities and economic developments centred around Kiunga, as well as with Port Moresby, aiding movement of much needed necessities in terms of health, education and infrastructure materials to drive the Governments’ agenda on economic growth and delivery of services to the wider rural communities,” the airline said in a statement.
“Flights operate three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – routing Port Moresby – Mt Hagen – Kiunga and return.
“The Tuesday and Thursday flights are operated by a Dash-8 ‘Combi’ aircraft.
The Saturday service is operated by a larger Dash-8 configured with 50 seats.
“These new thrice weekly services to Kiunga via Mt Hagen complement Link PNG’s existing three weekly services to Kiunga via Daru (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), plus a direct service to Daru on Sundays – meaning Western now has daily flights from and to Port Moresby.”