Air Niugini has advised that the majority of its scheduled domestic and international flights operated today as per normal.
The airline said delays and cancelled services were due to technical and crewing issues and usual operational challenges experienced on any given day that challenge the airline industry worldwide.
Air Niugini management acknowledged that disruptions may have caused concerns amongst passengers, however as the national carrier, the company has reassured customers that it is committed to providing air services as per its schedule.
The company said there has been additional requirement for students travelling back to their home provinces following the recent closure of the school year by the University of Papua New Guinea.
Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo, said that Air Niugini is going through a lot of positive developments, which will enable the airline to provide improved services to its customers.
“Our commitment to continue providing a reliable service is our priority and ensuring that the company and its staff are there for the customers.
“We sent down four new pilot cadets on Friday 8th July to train in Coffs Harbour, we are purchasing new aircraft to the fleet to offer more flights and efficient operations throughout the country,” Foo added.
Air Niugini said it is focused on delivering its normal services despite the daily operational challenges; challenges such as weather, lack of fuel in the outposts as recently experienced and aircraft in scheduled maintenance.