Air Niugini services to Kagamuga airport, Mt Hagen Western Highlands Province will be operated by Link PNG Dash-8 aircraft from Sunday 23rd June until further notice. This is due to maintenance works on the runway by the National Airports Corporation (NAC).
NAC has scheduled the next stage (Stage 4) of runway maintenance works to commence on 23rd June 2019, which means the runway will be temporarily shortened and therefore restricted to Dash-8 operations.
Prior to Air Niugini operating Dash-8s from the shortened runway, NAC was required to cut down a number of trees which are obstructing the take-off path. This was expected to be completed Friday 21st June.
Air Niugini operates up to four flights every day between Port Moresby and Mt Hagen, and during the runway maintenance works additional Dash-8 services will be provided. The airline has also temporarily upgraded all Goroka services from Dash-8 to larger Fokker 70 jet aircraft, as well as scheduled additional flights on this route.