The National Airports Corporation (NAC) wishes to advise the General and Travelling public that Upgrade works on existing Runway at Madang Airport has commenced as of 12th of February 2021 and will continue thereon.
First stage of works will see a minor reduction in the existing runway length to allow for these works to commence and also Airline Operators to continue operations into and out of Madang.
Works on the runway will include; construction of new shoulders; removing existing seal, Pavement Strengthening; bituminous sealing; associated strip and drainage works including installation of new Airfield Lighting (AFL) systems.
It is anticipated works at this stage (first Stage) and at the succeeding stages (to cover the full Runway) will take approximately eight (8) months to be fully completed and made available, however, this is subject to the prevailing weather condition(s) in Madang Province.
Whilst NAC acknowledges and regrets the effect of this on the travelling public, it is however, necessary at this present time to ensure and maintain safety and compliance at Madang Airport.
It is NAC’s objective is to ensure all 22 national airports in and around PNG are maintained and operated in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Recommendations and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority PNG (CASAPNG) Rules and regulation.
NAC hereby appeals for your understanding and patience at and during this time to allow the contractor, HBS-Essar JV to continue and complete the required upgrade works on the runway.