Air Niugini resumed flights to Mendi overthe weekend after it was suspended in October for security reasons.
A delegation fromthe government visitedthe province on Saturday onthe inaugural flight.
Onthe inaugural Air Niugini flight were State Enterprise Minister Ben Micah, Southern Highlands Governor William Powi, Works Minister Francis Awesa, Mendi Open MP De Kewanu, and ther dignitaries.
Governor Powi warned his people not to cause any more disturbances to Air Niugini services.
He said all members of Southern Highlands includingthe Prime Minister were united to ensure services were delivered but people must changetheir attitude.
Member for Imbongu and Minister for Works Francis Awesa echoed similar concerns and gave orders tothe police to deal with people found to be destroying public properties.
He said innocent people should not be held ransom for a few people’s misdeeds.
State Enterprise Minister Ben Micah thankedthe members of Southern Highlands for their commitment in bringing back Air Niugini services to Mendi.
He also provided a word of caution tothe peoplethere.
The maiden flight to Mendi last Saturday was full with passengers on its return to Port Moresby.
At presentthere are only two flights to Mendi per week.
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