Papua New Guinea’s flag carrier, Air Niugini will resume its services to Hong Kong on August 8, subject to regulatory approvals, according to Pacific news wire. Air Niugini chief executive Wasantha Kumarasiri announced last week that the Hong Kong operations would be an extension to the Manila flight and would depart from Port Moresby on Tuesday in lieu of the present Wednesday service.
The return flight will also be via Manila on Wednesday evening, arriving in Port Moresby early Thursday morning.
“We are excited about returning to Hong Kong as this opens up trade and business opportunities as well as new source market for tourism from China,” Mr Kumarasiri said.
With Hong Kong airport being one of the busiest in Asia, Air Niugini’s scheduled service to the former British colony offers a number of excellent options for same day connections to and from Europe, the Middle East, India and the U.S.
He said that concurrent with the Hong Kong service, Air Niugini would boost capacity on the Port Moresby-Brisbane sector with an additional flight each Wednesday.
“I am very pleased to add that the extra service means our customers have access to daily flights from Australia to PNG via Brisbane,” Mr Kumarasiri said.