NADZAB Airport in Morobe province must be upgraded to cater for bigger aircrafts in the light of the LNG project, its operations manager Mark Sahin said yesterday.
Mr Sahin said as the country’s second biggest airport, the Nadzab runway should be extended to take larger, heavier aircrafts than the Fokker 100.
“The airport must be upgraded to full international standard,” he said.
“With the LNG project construction stage due to start next year, bigger aircraft will be coming into the country and Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby cannot cater for all of them.”
In 2002, refurbishment and upgraded works at Nadzab cost more than K25 million.
Mr Sahin said plans for the upgrading which include total refurbishment of the terminal would allow for the management of international flights.
He said upgrading of the runway and security had been taken on board by the Asian Development Bank.