Flash ticket sale a big hit
Air Niugini’s Independence flash sale of PGK44 per domestic sector was a great success, with 10,395 Papua New Guineans buying tickets. “Many who purchased tickets were ordinary Papua New Guineans who couldn’t normally travel,” managing director, Alan Milne, says.
He says 64 per cent of passengers chose the pay-later option, while the rest opted for direct payment.
The flash sale was to commemorate the country’s 44th independence anniversary.
At the time of the sale, Milne said: “This is the first time for Air Niugini to trial such heavily reduced domestic airfares and we encourage Papua New Guineans to take advantage of this exciting promotion. Seats are limited and will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis.”
Tickets bought during the sale were PGK44 per sector (plus taxes and airport charges) and were available for flights during October.