The inclusion of another airline operating to Buka, has made traveling more convenient for passengers. Passengers now have a range of airlines to choose and fly with.
Today Mangi Lo Ples, Travel Air, made its inaugural flight to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. Since the restoration period, after the Bougainville Crisis, Buka Airport was only operated by the National Flag Carrier, Air Niugini.
This year, the Autonomous Bougainville Government has opened its business doors to other airline companies. They include Airlines PNG and Mangi Blo Ples, Travel Air that commenced its first flight today. The maiden flight brought surprise to customers, with lowest sector airfares from Port Moresby to Buka low as 388 kina.
Travel Air has opened the competition market, against other airline that operates to Buka, where customers will exercise their freedom to choose. The flight was welcomed in the Bougainville way, on its arrival at the Buka Airport.
The aviation records of crash in PNG have put fear in people’s lives. While the competition on airfares will be a game to be played, people will continue to caution safety.