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Old 25th Aug 2018, 05:53
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Air Niugini reviews and strengthens its Domestic Network

August 16, 2018

Air Niugini has reviewed its flight schedule and is implementing a number of changes that will see the reinstatement of some domestic flights, and an increase in others, while some loss making international routes will be reduced or suspended.

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tahawar Durrani, said the new schedule, along with other service enhancements, will be progressively rolled out over the coming months and will result in significant improvements to the airline’s domestic network, whilst curtailing the losses being incurred on some international flights.

He said “Earlier this year the airline was forced to reduce its schedule because of the global shortage of pilots which has affected all airlines, especially regional airlines. Since that time the airline has been working very hard, both to attract more pilots to come and work for the airline, and to encourage those that are already here to stay. Because of this, and combined with the reduction in some loss making international flights, we are now in a position to redeploy some of those aircraft and crew and begin strengthening our domestic network for the benefit of our home market.

Air Niugini recently re-introduced direct services between Lae, Hoskins and Rabaul, with connecting flights to Buka and Kavieng, using the airline’s fleet of Fokker 100 and Fokker 70 jets, providing customers with faster and more comfortable services. In addition, early morning services out of Hoskins to Port Moresby have been reintroduced, offering customers an earlier arrival time in Port Moresby and access to a wider range of onward connecting flights. From September the airline will also reinstate direct services between Manus and Madang, and between Manus and Lae.

Following the completion of runway maintenance and upgrading by National Airports Corporation (NAC), many flights to Goroka have already been upgraded from Dash-8 to Fokker 70 aircraft, with all services planned to be operated by our Fokker jet fleet by the end of October. At the same time our subsidiary company Link PNG has doubled the number of flights it offers to Daru from two to four weekly, and is progressively increasing flights to Popondetta to twice daily by the end of October.

Air Niugini plans to roll out more flights to other domestic destinations in its October schedule change, in time for the busy Christmas peak period.

On the international sector, from 01st October Air Niugini will reduce loss making routes to Narita, Port Vila, Nadi and Sydney by one flight each. From this date the airline will fly to Japan once weekly on Saturdays, Nadi and Sydney will have two weekly flights each, on Fridays and Sundays, returning Mondays and Saturdays, and Port Vila will retain one weekly service on Tuesdays, returning the next day. From 01st October the airline is also suspending services to Denpasar and Townsville.

Mr Durrani said “The decision by the Australian Government regulator, the International Air Services Commission, to disapprove the Qantas application to code share on Air Niugini’s innovative direct services to Townsville and Sydney, thereby denying customers a choice of marketing airline on these developmental and marginal flights, is one factor in the airline’s decision to suspend services to Townsville, and reduce Sydney flights to twice weekly.”

These reductions and suspensions of international routes will be reviewed again next year.

Mr Durrani continued “The above changes mean Air Niugini can redirect aircraft resources, and especially crew, onto our core domestic network. This necessary review forms a key part of adjusting our business model because as demand and global conditions change, we must be prepared embrace these changes and make sometimes difficult decisions to adapt our business as well.

Air Niugini continually reviews all areas of our business to ensure we meet the needs of the customer and use our resources in the most effective way. Like any business, airlines change their product mix from time to time based on customer needs, as well as local and global economic conditions.”

“Overall, the global airline industry is facing up to the challenges of rising oil prices and other costs, and in Air Niugini’s case we continue to enjoy and appreciate strong patronage from our local and international customers. It is very pleasing to see Papua New Guinea enjoying a boost in visitors during the current APEC events,” Mr Durrani concluded.

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Thursday 16th August, 2018
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 05:54
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And been told 3 surplus to requirements Fokker's are currently sitting in SIN awaiting sale.
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 07:31
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Maybe they can start the night schedule into Goroka as well finally...
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 07:59
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 17:15
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Changes at Air Niugini

I love this quote (from the news release): “The combined experience and qualifications of Sir Kostas and Mr Jepson, and of the other current directors of the board of Air Niugini will help us turn Air Niugini around easily, provide better services, and finally pay real dividends to the shareholders who are the people of Papua New Guinea,” Mr Duma said.

Might as well add "In other news, we have discovered golden unicorns in the Bosavi area wich we plan to begin harvesting shortly..."
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 22:16
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Hmmm. One of those is certainly well versed in the art of graft and corruption....
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 23:40
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You're a knowledgeable chap packapoo.
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 01:42
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Well I’ll be Fokked they are for sale

https://www.controller.com/listings/...acturer/fokker

Going to lose a large amount of money here or are the creditors selling them?
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 01:55
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Sell Q400s to buy Fokker 70s

Sell Fokker 70s and make money disappear in Singapore.

Good buiznezz
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 06:42
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Information to hand is that PX never paid for them in full. Just a deposit which they lost.

This deal was originally brokered by the current CEO.

Even better Business

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Old 26th Aug 2018, 07:53
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Originally Posted by tripelapidgeon View Post
This deal was originally brokered by the current CEO.
Bet he still got his cut
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 10:39
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A 737-700 going as well???
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 20:59
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I have been asked to post the following opinion with regards to the post above - Government makes amend - so the original author cannot be identified:

déjà vu all over again and again…and yet again..

This article could have been written practically word for word about half a dozen times over the last mmmm…let’s say ohh 30 odd years. I only go back to 1980s-- beyond that I can’t comment.

Only changes here are a few names –and one notable (read level 2 alert flashing light) returnee to a position that allows access to the honey pot that is Kumul Holdings -and thus PX-

Ask yourself the question after reading this article-“what is going to change at PX” or “what will be done differently at PX?. As far as the tech crew are concerned, the answer is quite obvious--nothing. Zero. Nada.

The status quo will officially remain—perhaps because it has served certain interests so well for so long. The same people with the same management abilities and attitudes towards their tech staff will still be in control , regardless of whose name is on the paperwork or office door.

Not much of interest in the article, but my eye was particularly drawn to this statement: -

The combined experience and qualifications of Sir Kostas and Mr Jepson, and of the other current directors of the board of Air Niugini will help us turn Air Niugini around easily

What is touching or pathetic or simply interesting in the Chinese sense, is the certainty that there will be dramatic changes in outcomes after changing nothing. That’s a definition of something .

I assume from this official notification that Einstein will be finally proved wrong by the towering intellect residing in and around ANGH. Who knew?

Nothing will change and nothing will make it change—no, not even “that.”

The ejection seat was a good idea, I always thought.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 06:29
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How many left ANG over contract, management & or terms & conditions?

How many of the above have reapplied or rejoined ANG?
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 09:48
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From post 1061

Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
Total of 127.

125 were employed before the enforced contract, only 2 employed after have resigned.

1 from 1977
7 between 1994 and 1999
13 between 2000 and 2005
28 between 2006 and 2010
76 between 2011 and 2015


As for the CEO, yes but I have been asked not to post anything just yet.

For the others, no but live in hope.
There have been more departures since 2015. 130 in total.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 12:33
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The Tropicair GM was sacked the other day, he might be interested in the position ....
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 20:52
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The Tropicair GM was sacked the other day
Was that TF??
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 01:12
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SIUYA - Check your PM
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 03:15
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First meeting of the new board this week.

All department managers have been instructed to cut costs by 10% - No exceptions!
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 06:08
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I was told recently power meters were being installed in Company apartments.

Now I know why.

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