Airline operator, PNG Air has commenced its air services into Wapenamanda Airport in Enga Province.
In a statement, Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Abbot, confirmed that the air services have commenced this week.
“I am very happy to confirm that PNG Air as part of the new schedule starting Monday August 14,” Mr Abbot said.
“Initially we will be operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Port Moresby to Wapenamanda but we are confident that as time goes on and local support builds we will be able to introduce additional flights into the schedule,” he said.
Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas welcomed the move by PNG Air saying, “We welcome PNG Air to Enga Province and thank them for the increased options now available to the people of Enga wishing to travel to other areas within PNG.”
“It is important that the people have a choice of carriers and we are delighted that PNG Air have increased their network and included Wapenamanda.”
PNG Air operates ATR 72-600 and Dash 8 aircraft, with 470 flights each week serving 23 ports throughout PNG, carrying over 450,000 passengers each year.