Air Ni­ug­ini Be­gins B737 Di­rect POM-Nadi Flight

Fiji Sun - - Business - CHARLES CHAM­BERS

Air Ni­ug­ini com­menced its new non­stop ser­vice to Nadi on Thurs­day.

The air­line, in its com­ments on the new route, said the flight time, which was just over 4.5 hours of­fered the fastest route be­tween Pa­pua New Guinea and Fiji.


The flight is op­er­ated by Boe­ing 737 air­craft of­fer­ing com­pli­men­tary in­di­vid­ual in-flight en­ter­tain­ment in ev­ery seat, along with, the air­line stated, Air Ni­ug­ini’s fa­mous on board hos­pi­tal­ity.


The flight,PX086 de­parts Port Moresby Air­port (POM) at 0955am on Thurs­days, ar­riv­ing in Nadi at 1645pm, in time to con­nect with Fiji Air­ways do­mes­tic flights to Suva or longer haul des­ti­na­tions in the USA.


PX087 de­parts Nadi at 0830am on Fri­days, ar­riv­ing in Port Moresby at 1130am, from where cus­tomers can con­nect to most Air Ni­ug­ini do­mes­tic des­ti­na­tions as well as fur­ther afield such as Manila.

Novem­ber flights

The flights will de­part Port Moresby on Satur­days be­gin­ning from Novem­ber 2, 2019 and de­part Nadi to Port Moresby from Sundays be­gin­ning from Novem­ber 3.

Air Ni­ug­ini op­er­ates twice weekly ser­vices to Nadi one non­stop and the other via Honiara.

Ser­vice via Honiara

The air­line says from Oc­to­ber 27 the ser­vice via Honiara will also be op­er­ated by the larger Boe­ing 737 air­craft in­stead of Fokker 100 which would be in time for the Christ­mas rush.


In­tro­duc­tory of­fers were be­ing of­fered be­fore Septem­ber 30 to travel to Nadi from Port Moresby with the in­tro­duc­tory “Bula” fare at K1,255 one-way in­clu­sive of taxes and air­port charges.

Honiara flights in­crease

Also, com­menc­ing to­day Air Ni­ug­ini flights to Honiara have in­creased from four to five weekly, and will fur­ther in­crease to six weekly from Oc­to­ber 27, mak­ing it more con­ve­nient to travel be­tween PNG and Solomon Is­lands.

Photo: Air Ni­ug­ini

Air Ni­ug­ini tech and cabin crew that op­er­ated PX 086, a first di­rect flight from Port Moresby to Nadi, on a Boe­ing 737 air­craft. From left: Purser Florence Subam, Cabin crew Sh­eryl Mar­jen, Cap­tain Navaulioni Ravai, First Of­fi­cer Ber­nice Watinga, Flight En­gi­neer Yam De­mos­thenes Raniel, Cabin Crew Vicky Tarube and Olga Apelis.

Photo: Charles Cham­bers

Pas­sen­gers board­ing the Air Ni­ug­ini di­rect flght to Port Moresby at Nadi In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Septem­ber 6, 2019.

Photo: Charles Cham­bers

Air Ni­ug­ini Boe­ing 737-700 at Nadi In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Septem­ber 6.

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