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Old 18th Mar 2018, 19:23
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Cravenmorehead
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Australia at the moment
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Yep they lost something like 7 experienced ATR pilots recently, probably more. The pilot shortage will be hurting operators like this.
Mostly though it will be hurting PNG as it has no money, corruption is rampant and recently had a major earthquake that has closed the LNG plant, and a major gold mine in Pulgera, all simply meaning less revenue. The perfect storm, really, unfortunately.
This shortage means PNG Air won’t be able to take advantage of the chaos in Air Niugini, has less money to fund its expansion and no crew, bummer.
It is a shame as they had really been making headway in its aim of being a credible second airline, after the years of disaster.
That’s PNG for you I guess.
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