By Theckla Gunga – EM TV, Port Moresby
Air Niugini CEO, Simon Foo says despite the global drop in aviation fuel prices, the levels in Papua New Guinea are still high, compared to other countries.
Mr Foo said the continuous drop in fuel prices has created a fuel surcharge and the national flag carrier Air Niugini will be reducing airfares for both domestic and international flights.
“We wish to make it clear to the travelling public that whilst the aviation fuel prices have dropped, the aviation fuel supply in PNG is still high compared to some other countries,” said Foo.
Foo said up to K500 will be reduced from international flights, depending on the routes, and at least K100 for domestic flights.
This will be the second time Air Niugini is reducing its airfares. The last airfares reduction was made in January 3rd 2015.
In the meantime, Air Niugini is closely managing all other costs to ensure that efficiencies are passed on to customers.