Airline appoints rural agents
Air Niugini has appointed four rural sales agents to deal with customers in under-serviced rural communities who do not have direct access to the airline’s services.
The agents are businessmen and women in their communities and are endorsed, supported and trained by Air Niugini.
The four agents appointed so far are in Maprik in East Sepik Province, Kainantu in the Eastern Highlands, and Kudjip and Banz in Jiwaka.
The Maprik agent is located at the Unidomet Business Consultancy premises, the Kainantu agent at Jerutifa Services Limited, the Kudjip agent at Kingku Travel and the Banz agent at Topoinz Limited.
Six more agents will be appointed across the country soon.
Air Niugini’s general manager commercial services, Dominic Kaumu, says that the initiative is a part of the airline’s commitment to service rural populations. He says the airline understands the challenges people face in rural areas to access airline services.
“With local representation, people in rural areas do not have to travel long distances at significant costs to get to a sales office to purchase Air Niugini tickets or services. They can access these services right where they are.” ■
Serving the community … Air Niugini rural sales agents and airline staff at recent training in Port Moresby.