PX resumes flights to Madang


AIR Niugini is resuming its Fokker jet services to Madang starting today, according to the airline.
Air Niugini said in a statement that the resumption of Fokker flights followed the completion of runway maintenance works by National Airports Corporation (NAC).
Air Niugini general manager (commercial) Dominic Kaumu said since work on the airport runway started earlier this year, Link PNG had been operating to Madang Airport using smaller Dash-8 aircraft, but with passenger numbers restricted to as few as 20 at a time because of the shortened runway.
For a period of time in July/August, the runway was closed to even Dash-8 size aircraft.
“The last months of restricted operations at Madang has been inconvenient for both our customers, business houses in Madang, and the airline,” he said.
“However we understand runways must be maintained to the highest standard and we are pleased the works are now complete and we can resume our Fokker 100/70 jet services into Madang airport.”