New flights to Nadi and Cairns
Air Niugini’s new nonstop flights to Nadi, Fiji, started in early September. With a flight time of just over 4.5 hours, the new Boeing 737 service offers the fastest route between Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
Flight PX086 departs Port Moresby at 9.55am on Thursdays (Saturdays from November 2), arriving in Nadi at 4.45pm – early enough to connect with Fiji Airways domestic flights to
Suva or longer– haul destinations to the US.
Flight PX087 departs Nadi at 8.30am on Fridays (Sundays from November 3), arriving in Port Moresby at 11.30am.
Air Niugini operates twiceweekly services to Nadi – one nonstop and the other via Honiara. The service via
Honiara is now on a Boeing 737 aircraft, which has replaced the Fokker 100.
Air Niugini has also increased the number of flights to Honiara from four to six weekly, making it more convenient to travel between PNG and Solomon Islands. ■
First to Fiji … Air Niugini’s inaugural crew on the direct flights from PNG to Fiji (from left) purser, Florence Subam; flight attendant, Sheryl Marjen; captain, Navaulioni Ravai; first officer, Bernice Watinga; flight engineer, Yam Bemosthenes Raniel; flight attendants Vicky Tarube and Olga Apelis.