Air Niugini Begins B737 Direct POM-Nadi Flight
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.
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.
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.
Passengers boarding the Air Niugini direct flght to Port Moresby at Nadi International Airport on September 6, 2019.
Air Niugini Boeing 737-700 at Nadi International Airport on September 6.