APNG mulls Asian operation

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The National

AIRLINES PNG (APNG) Ltd has applied for traffic rights to a number of Asian cities with the Department of Transport
As part of its vision for the next two years, Airlines PNG announced that it viewed continued expansion both domestically and internationally as integral to the company’s vision.
Associated with this was a review of access to equity that would allow for a huge expansion of capacity to meet expected charter growth opportunities within the region, and for further domestic expansion.
APNG chief executive officer Gary Toomey said in a statement: “We have received great feedback from the PNG public on the impact our presence has had on both international and domestic markets in both driving airfares down, and delivering the levels of service the travelling public expect … we believe that all of PNG deserves the same.”
Mr Toomey said that at a time where most of world aviation was under considerable stress, and where IATA (International Air Transport Association) had recently announced it expected increased losses from airlines in the Asia-Pacific region, many people see PNG as a significant growth opportunity.
APNG these moves followed the company’s success over the last two months in being awarded three additional corporate contracts.
“These contracts are a testament to the great team we have at Airlines PNG. We have also identified additional opportunities in the very near future.”