Air Niugini to replace Fleet
Managing Director, Alan Milne said Papua New Guinea National Flag carrier Air Niugini is in the process of developing a fleet replacement plan for all its current fleet to ensure the airline is operating not only the most efficient, cost effective and reliable aeroplanes, however also one that delivers the premium Air Niugini customer experience. He said a special flight by Embraer’s E195-E2 aircraft to Port Moresby was made upon Air Niugini’s request. While it maybe seen as a potential replacement for ANG’s Fokker fleet, Mr Milne said ANG is also looking at options from various manufacturers from around the world.
For now, Embraer’s E195-E2’s operating costs is 25% less than Fokker, a massive cost savings for Air Niugini. It also has crew and training commonality.