Link PNG Appoints Kia As Acting General Manager
Link PNG yesterday announced the appointment of Alex Kia as acting general manager.
Mr Kia is not new to Air Niugini, having worked with the airline for the last 14 years in various management roles.
He holds a bachelor degree in public policy and management from the University of Papua New Guinea, as well as diplomas in accounting and international air transport association (IATA), airline management.
Mr Kia acknowledged the board and management for their trust and confidence and stands ready to take on the new challenge with the support from the team at Link PNG.
“It’s a team effort and together we look forward to building on Link PNG’s current strengths to maximise opportunities in a safe and compliant manner, while noting the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the aviation industry globally,” he said.
He first started work with Air Niugini in 2006 as a traffic officer at Nadzab airport in Lae. Three years later, he was appointed to airport manager looking after Nazab, followed by aviation compliance officer and later aviation compliance manager.
Since 2016 to date, just prior to his appointment, Alex was Link PNG’s manager, ground operations and airline security. From a mixed parentage of Central and Eastern Highlands provinces, Alex is married with three children.
Link PNG is a subsidiary of Air Niugini that operates a fleet of ten Dash-8 and Q400 aircraft. It provides affordable and safe service to the people of Papua New Guinea, focusing on routes that can not support the Air Niugini jet aircraft due to runway limitations and conditions.
Link PNG ensures that not only are remote and less profitable services maintained, but progressively expand to meet the growing transport needs of our people and the country.