Newcrest Mining confirms agreement with PNG Air for charters to Lihir Island

    Newcrest Mining confirmed (16-Aug-2017) PNG Air as its fixed wing aviation supplier for all services to Lihir Island from 13-Aug-2017, following a tender process for those services. PNG Air CEO Muralee Siva said the carrier has been providing Newcrest Mining with scheduled passenger service to Lihir Island since Oct-2014, including transporting Newcrest staff to and from site, and the carrier is “very pleased to announce that following the recent tender PNG Air will also provide Newcrest with charter services from Cairns and Port Moresby”. [more – original PR]