Friday, 12 October 2012

Boeing 737 to do domestic service


THE national flag carrier, will now have its Boeing 737 to do domestic services shortly says Air Niugini Chief Executive Officer Mr Wasantha Kumarasiri.
He said the first two national airports to use the service would be Nadzab and Momote Airports in Lae and Lorengau respectively.
He said the two airports are capable of accepting the aircrafts in terms of infrastructure.
Mr Kumarasiri also said Air Niugini planes going to Manus had to go to other centres like Lae or Kavieng to get fuel and once the Boeing 737 comes into play, the plane could make a direct flight back to Manus and back.
The Air Niugini’s Boeing 737 can accommodate for 120 passengers.
The aircrafts are currently servicing international routes to Australia and Cebu in Philippines.
He said the national airline also has plans to increase the Boeing 737 fleet.
He said the aircrafts would also undergo a complete upgrade for both the economic and business classes. 
He said after the upgrade, the aircrafts should have enough leg room space including in-flight entertainment for the customers so they can enjoy their movies during the flights.
He said the whole idea was to bring “Air Niugini to the next level”.
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Mr Kumarasiri said the national airliner is also looking at introducing at least once a week international flights at other National Airports around the country.
He said this would be one way to promote tourism so PNG could be chosen as an effective tourist destination. 
He said most people do not want to come through Port Moresby all the time.
Meanwhile, Mr Kumarasiri also appealed to Air Niugini customers under its Loyalty Program and as well as the executive club members to report their concerns to Air Niugini.
Mr Kumarasiri said this in light of a comment in the Drum column of Post -Courier on its loyalty member program. 
He said Air Niugini have directed a complete audit of the program and have engaged an independent company to do that.
He said members should consult him regarding their concerns.  However, if they go to the wrong agents then they won’t get help.
He said the company will contact each member to regarding their concerns and see what the customers want so they can be able to service them better.

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