By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV, Port Moresby
The drop in crude oil prices on the world market has pushed for the reduction of airfares, in both the domestic and international sectors. National Flag Carrier, Air Niugini will reduce its airfares, beginning February.
Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo says the decrease in airfares, allows fuel surcharge to be reduced as well.
Domestic travelers will see a reduction of up to ten Kina per one-way sector of the airfare.
On the international front, passengers travelling to Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Honiara, Hong Kong and Nadi will see a reduction of between 30 to 40 US dollars.
Air Niugini Corporate Affairs Department explained, the airline will continue monitor crude oil prices. If prices continue to drop, savings will be passed onto customers and the travelling public.
More Tura Fare seats will also be available in the coming months. Meanwhile the national airline has announced that its flight schedule for the domestic sector is now into full operation.
Kavieng and Rabaul have been allowed three flights daily.
Mount Hagen and Lae have additional services of four flights each.
Air Niugini will operate four daily flights to Mt Hagen on Monday, Friday and Sunday, and three daily flights on other days.