Airporta preparing for bigger jets

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PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill says the tarmac at the Jackson Airport in Port Moresby will be resealed in the coming weeks to cater for
heavier aircraft bringing in delegates and leaders for Apec (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meetings.
Speaking at last week’s opening of the Air Niugini multi-million kina staff complex in Port Moresby last week, O’Neill said: “The Government has embarked on investment over the past four years in airport infrastructure in the country.
“Jackson Airport is too small.
“There are plans for an expansion of the terminal as well.
“We will embark on that after Apec meetings have taken place.
“Over the next few weeks, we will commence resealing of the tarmac for heavier planes to bring in some of our delegation and leaders to our country.
“We are building more airports throughout the country.
“The airline industry plays a crucial role in tourism industry.”
Airports recently upgraded include Hoskins (West New Britain), Girua (Northern), Kagamuga (Western Highlands).
Goroka (Eastern Highlands) is yet to open.
O’Neill said there were also expansion plans for Lae and Madang airports.

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