Link PNG, a subsidiary of Air Niugini has resumed services to Wapenamanda airport, Enga Province today, Sunday 18th July 2021.
Flight PX 990 arrived to a small but significant ceremony at Wapenamanda airport this morning, witnessed by Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, Link PNG General Manager Alex Kia and staff.
Link PNG suspended services to Wapenamanda in September 2019 to allow for major upgrade works to the runway by National Airports Corporation (NAC).
These runway upgrade works have now been completed with Link PNG restoring services to Wapenamanda and the surrounding communities once again.
General Manager, Link PNG Alex Kia on behalf of the board, management and staff of Link PNG acknowledged Governor Sir Peter and his provincial government for their continuous support towards Link PNG.
He said “ The governor has been supportive of this service for a very long time. We have now resumed services with up to three flights per week, however if there is demand, we may further increase the number of flights to Wapenamanda.”
Governor Ipatas commended Link PNG for its services over the years. He said it is very convenient for the people of Enga who do not have to travel for more than one hour to get to Mt Hagen to catch the next flight out.
“ You do not have to risk your lives on the road when the service is being provided right at your door step. Pls make use of the airline services which are now being provided. I also appeal to everyone to make sure you look after airline and airport facilities which have now been upgraded.” Sir Peter said
He also highlighted that apart from the people, there are also staff from the Enga Teacher’s college, nursing college, Polytech, the new Enga referral hospital and others who will be using Link PNG services.
Link PNG will be operating three weekly direct flights between Port Moresby and Wapenamanda, every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, using Dash-8 aircraft.
Tickets can be purchased via any PX Sales office, Travel Agents or online channels.
Link PNG continues to operate with strict health and safety measures in place including temperature testing of all passengers and providing face masks and hand sanitiser to ensure your air travel is safe.