Airline assigning new ATR aircraft to transport cargo


PNG Air has added another ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet – the seventh it acquired boost its operations.
PNG Air chief commercial officer Paul Abbot said
the new aircraft would increase the airline’s capacity especially during the
“high-volume” month of December.
He said this during an informal briefing of the PNG Air board directors at the airline’s aircraft hangar in Port Moresby.
“This afternoon is basically the board assembling prior to the AGM in a couple of weeks’ time,” Abbot said.
“The new aircraft brings to seven our ATR aircraft in service in Papua New Guinea.”
He said the new aircraft started flying on Wednesday to Mt Hagen.
It will go into full operation next week Monday.
“It is also the first time that the some of the board directors have seen the freighter aircraft in development at the moment as well,” he said.
“The freight aircraft is the first in our fleet.
“And is being adjusted so that it will be solely transporting cargoes on major routes in Papua New Guinea, especially to locations where road transport is not too dependable.”