APNG introduces low cost flights to new destinations

Business, Normal

The National – Monday, June 20, 2011

AIRLINES PNG is inviting the public to “come fly our way” in its new low cost destinations by opening up its Kimbe and Rabaul routes tomorrow when the first inaugural flight takes off from Port Moresby through Ma­dang.
A week ago, it introduced its daily service from Port Moresby to Madang via Lae.
It will now have daily services to Port Moresby via Lae and Madang.
Manager, sales and distribution, Paul Abbot said last week during a small reception in Madang that Airlines PNG was an airline that started off as a small charter carrier but due to the great public demand for affordable and efficient transportation, it expanded into service routes not served or frequented by Air Niugini.
He stressed that despite Air Niugini being a government-funded entity with a bigger presence, Airlines PNG would be making a substantial commitment in running into areas where the bulk of the commuters currently using PMVs as their mode of transportation can be cut down for safety reasons.
“Our intention is to take the fight up to Air Niugini.  We think there are opportunities to move into where Air Niugini has not served the community, such as the milestone twice weekly service to Bulolo. We are also keen on improving our customer service skills and products on these flights,” he said.
Airlines PNG was founded in the early 1980s by the recently knighted Australian, Sir John Wild.