One of Papua New Guinea’s airline operators, PNG Air, is celebrating its first anniversary, of providing air services in the country.
The celebration follows the rebranding exercise last year, where the airline company changed its name to PNG Air, to suit the growing market.
It was also a milestone achievement where the new ATR 72-600 aircraft was introduced into its fleet.
On November 4, 2015, the airline operator, traded as PNG Air Limited, and commissioned its first new ATR 72-600 aircraft fleet; Alpha Tango Romeo.
The maiden flight was to Lae, Morobe Province, under the command of Captains, Jerome Bonetto and Raphael Kome, where the new aircraft was given a welcome wash-down.
And today PNG Air celebrates its first anniversary.
It’s PNGs next-generation airline of choice and symbol of fleet transformation ‘People Connecting People’.
PNG Air Goroka Traffic Supervisor Jeremiah Mokowaki told EMTV News in Goroka that through the services, people can now connect to some of the sectors, unlike before, where it was only through Port Moresby and other main centres.”
“There is so much efficient connections that people now make, You can connect from one sector to another.
“On the same note, safety will be our priority and we as employees will always have to uphold it,” he said.
It was a week-long colourful decoration for PNG Air Goroka, commemorating the first anniversary.