Air Niugini announced today that it stands ready to help the National Government roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program by uplifting vaccines out of Port Moresby to all provincial centres within PNG at no cost.
The airline’s flight PX 393 which will arrive from Singapore tomorrow, Tuesday 13th April will be carrying an additional 123,000 doses of COVID vaccines.
Air Niugini is proud to have consistently provided critical air services both domestically throughout all of PNG, and internationally, throughout the last 12 months of the COVID Pandemic. These Air Niugini services have provided critical airbridges for the transport of medical supplies, swab tests, Personal Protective Equipment(PPEs), medical professionals as well as cargo and passengers that allow all of PNG to continue to operate.
Air Niugini’s General Manager, Commercial Services Dominic Kaumu said “Air Niugini will be helping the National government to ensure these vaccines are airlifted free of charge and reach as many centres as soon as possible” Mr Kaumu confirmed that as PNG’s National Airline, Air Niugini will continue to support PNG in this fight against COVID-19.
Air Niugini also continues to minimize any risk to staff by ensuring our staff are provided with and are wearing appropriate PPE (especially items such as face masks in close proximity/contained environment situations), personal hand sanitizer, and in most situations are able to socially distance. The same is true of our valued passengers with hand sanitizer continuing to be provided and all passengers still required to wear a mask when travelling.