PNG Air has welcomed its latest ATR 72-600 aircraft, Alpha Tango Charlie.
This new aircraft is the fourth in the ATR fleet, that is operated by PNG Air.
Alpha Tango Charlie today made its maiden flight to Vanimo Airport in the West Sepik Province.
Her maiden flight was under the command of Captains, Damien Parkinson and Raphael Kome.
ATC was welcomed by the PNG Air staff of Vanimo.
EMTV News met with some people of West Sepik Province who welcomed the air services provided by airline operator, PNG Air.
It was a surprise for most of them seeing a bigger aircraft, as this airport, for so long, has been operated by third level aircrafts.
Local, Norma Tipli, said that air services are important for the people, to access the services.
“I am so happy and thank PNG Air for realising our need. As our airport is upgraded, its pleasing to see bigger aircrafts operating this route,” she said.
Peter Tutu worked with the then MBA from its humble beginnings and has seen the airline grow from strength to strength.
“I am a proud person, since day one I worked with MBA and thank the management for investing in very new aircrafts, straight from the manufacturer,” he said.
PNG Air Ground Operations staffs were also given a hands on experience during training sessions.
PNG Air Vanimo was confident that the services will increase capacity.
Alpha Tango Charlie also flew to Daru this afternoon.