PX offers options for passengers

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AIR NIUGINI last week announced that it can fly its Rabaul bound passengers to nearest ports of Kavieng, Hoskins and Buka.
However, this is only for those who had bought ticket before Dec 7.
A statement from the airline management explained that from these three destinations, passengers would have to make their own arrangements to travel on to Rabaul.
It added that the airline would carry customers from Port Moresby and Lae to these destinations or vice versa but would not be responsible for the travel between these destinations and Rabaul. 
This will be the responsibility of the customers.
The same applies to passengers from Rabaul who would not be able to make the Dec 7 flights to other destinations that they should find their own way out of Rabaul to Kavieng, Hoskins and Buka.
From there, Air Niugini would fly them to Port Moresby and Lae without further charge.
Air Niugini has indefinitely suspended all flights to Tokua airport following a change in wind direction and will continue until further notice.
The airspace over Tokua airport was being monitored on a daily basis and any decision to resume flights would depend greatly on the prevailing winds dispersing volcanic emission away from the aerodrome, the statement read.