Air Niugini Resumes Operations to Hong Kong
In partnership with Cathay Pacific Airways, Air Niugini will resume its operations between Port Moresby and Hong Kong. In a statement, Air Niugini said that it will use it's Boeing 767 aircraft to operate its service.
At the onset, flights will operate at least once a week every Wednesday.
The code-sharing with Cathay Pacific, as well as with Air France, allows passengers to transfer flights in Hong Kong.
According to Air Niugini chief executive officer Bruce Alabaster, Hong Kong is a major gateway and connecting hub for cargo and passengers.
“Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is one of the largest and most respected airlines in Asia,” he said. “With Cathay Pacific’s global marketing reach and connections to destinations worldwide, we are confident that our Hong Kong service will become popular (for) travellers and freight shippers.”
He added that Singapore is still closed to transit passengers. The Hong Kong flight would bring passengers to and from Port Moresby, including exports from PNG to the Asian markets. Eventually, he said that the number of flights would increase when “demand for international travel gradually recovers”.
“Air Niugini continues to operate with strict health and safety measures in place including temperature-testing of all passengers and providing face masks and hand sanitisers to ensure your air travel is safe,” he said.