National Flag Carrier, Air Niugini, is soon to commence flight operations to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
The announcement has been made by Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo.
The inaugural flight coincides with the Pacific Leaders Meeting, organised by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
Chief Executive Officer, Simon Foo, last week met with FSM’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Aviation, Massey Halbert.
Air Niugini will begin three special flights to Chuuk and Pohnpei, scheduled to operate on September 1, 7 and 10.
“We will commence flying test tourism flights and following the evaluation of results, Air Niugini plans to inaugurate twice weekly regular scheduled flights from Port Moresby to Chuuk and Pohnpei, operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays,” Foo said.
He added that these flights will enable passengers between the Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and FSM to connect through Port Moresby, saving time and opening the possibility of stop-over tourism within Papua New Guinea.