PNG Air offers three times weekly mining charter to Lihir Island from Port Moresby and Cairns

    PNG Air, via its official Facebook page, commenced (Aug-2017) providing international charter services for Newcrest Mining, operating Lihir Island-Port Moresby-Cairns service from 31-Jul-2017 with an ATR 72, as the company’s fixed wing aviation supplier. The carrier started operating three times weekly charters on the route from 14-Aug-2017. PNG Air has been providing Newcrest Mining with scheduled passenger services to Lihir Island since Oct-2014, including transporting Newcrest staff to and from site. In Jun-2017, the carrier announced that following a tender, it had been awarded a contract to provide Newcrest with charter services from Cairns and Port Moresby.