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Air Niugini
IATA
PX
ICAO
ANG
Callsign
NIUGINI [1]
Founded 1973
Hubs Jacksons International Airport
Fleet size 18
Destinations 24
Headquarters Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Key people
Website: http://www.airniugini.com.pg

Air Niugini Limited is the national airline of Papua New Guinea, based in Port Moresby. It operates a domestic network from Port Moresby and Lae, as well as limited international services. Its main base is Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby[2]. Niugini is the Tok Pisin word for New Guinea. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Jacksons International Airport (IATA: POM, ICAO: AYPY), also known as Port Moresby Airport, it is located 5 miles (8 kilometres) outside Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea. ... Downtown Port Moresby Port Moresby (IPA: ), or Pot Mosbi in Tok Pisin, population 255,000 (2000), is the capital of Papua New Guinea. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Downtown Port Moresby Port Moresby (IPA: ), or Pot Mosbi in Tok Pisin, population 255,000 (2000), is the capital of Papua New Guinea. ... Lae is the second largest city of Papua New Guinea with a population of approx 120,000. ... Jacksons International Airport (IATA: POM, ICAO: AYPY), also known as Port Moresby Airport, it is located 5 miles (8 kilometres) outside Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...

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History

The airline was established in November 1973 as the national airline of Papua New Guinea with the government holding 60% of the shares, Ansett (16%), Qantas (12%) and Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) (12%)[2]. It started as an exclusively domestic carrier; however it expanded to offer international services shortly thereafter. In founding the airline, the government aimed to encourage regional development in a country without an extensive road network. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... “Ansett” redirects here. ... Qantas (Qantas Airways Limited) (IPA: ) is the name and callsign of the national airline of Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


International services commenced very early on in the history of the airline with a leased Boeing B720 from 6 February 1976 to 2 February 1977. This was later replaced with a Boeing 707 ([1] Boeing 707 Fleet Detail]). It is believed that earlier services were carried out by Douglas DC-3 aircraft. During the late 1970s, internal services were performed by a combination of Fokker F28 jet and Fokker F27 turbo-prop aircraft. In 1976 the government bought out the Qantas and TAA holdings and in 1980 acquired the Ansett shares to make the airline wholly government owned. The fleet of F-27s was phased out in the early 1980s with the introduction of the newly developed de Havilland Canada Dash 7 four-engine turbo-prop. is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Fokker F28 Fellowship is a short range jet airliner designed and built by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... A Dash-7 at Stanley The de Havilland Canada DHC-7, popularly the Dash 7, is a turboprop powered regional airliner with STOL capabilities. ...


In 1984 the airline replaced the two Boeing 707 aircraft with an Airbus A300 on lease from TAA. This was replaced several years later with two Airbus A310s as the carrier expanded to offer flights principally between Australian Eastern capital cities and destinations in Asia such as Singapore and Manila. This article is about the year. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... Nickname: Motto: Linisin Ikarangal Maynila Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Alfredo Lim (2007-2010; GO)  - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (AM/PDP-Laban...


The airline endured considerable hardships in the 1990s, with unrest in Bougainville and a volcanic eruption in Rabaul destabilising the company's busiest domestic services. The Asian currency crisis also made an impact, with Air Niugini posting financial losses during this decade. The government of Papua New Guinea responded by cutting jobs from the airline, suppressing wages, as well as opening offices in Asia and Europe in an attempt at having the airline run profitably. The reforms bore fruit by 2003, with the airline posting a profit of US$15.8 million for that year. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... For other uses of Bougainville, see Bougainville. ... For the volcanic caldera within which Rabaul lies, see Rabaul caldera. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A Boeing 767 was acquired in August 2002, replacing the Airbus aircraft, and was used to offer expanded international services. Combined with aggressive pricing, this made it the most competitively priced airline on many of its routes. A sharing agreement still exists with Qantas in which that airline buys "blocks" of seats on Air Niugini's flights between Port Moresby and Australia. Qantas also has a code share agreement for seats between Cairns in Australia and Port Moresby. American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Cairns redirects here. ...


The financial turnaround seems to have stymied pressure from various sectors, including the IMF and the Australian Government, to privatise the national carrier. The PNG government has voiced concerns that privatisation would jeopardise domestic routes that provide a vital service to regional people and encourage economic development, but which fail to realise a profit. IMF redirects here. ...


From September 2004 Fokker F100 have been introduced to start to replace the aging Fokker F28 aircraft that are used on domestic routes, the daily Cairns service, and the twice a week service to Honiara in the Solomon Islands. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fokker F100 is a small twin-turbofan regional airliner from the Fokker company. ... The Fokker F28 Fellowship is a short range jet airliner designed and built by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker. ...


In March 2006 Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Don Polye announced an open air policy, which would allow other airlines to fly international routes into and from Papua New Guinea. The policy will take effect in 2007.[3] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Don Polye is currently the Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and the Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Destinations

Air Niugini operates the following services (at July 2006): // China, Peoples Republic of Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Airport) Japan Tokyo (Narita International Airport) Philippines Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) Singapore Singapore (Singapore Changi Airport) Australia Brisbane (Brisbane Airport) Cairns (Cairns International Airport) Sydney (Kingsford Smith International Airport) Papua...

Fleet

The Air Niugini fleet includes the following aircraft (as of November 2007)[2] : Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

In September 2007, a Boeing 767-300 (B-MAW) was leased from Viva Macau to fill in until the delivery of their newest purchase, a Royal Brunei 767-300. The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Icelandair (OMX: ICEAIR ) is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, based in Reykjavík. ... The Fokker F100 is a small twin-turbofan regional airliner from the Fokker company. ... The Fokker F28 Fellowship is a short range jet airliner designed and built by Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker. ... The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. ... The de Havilland Canada DHC-8, popularly known as the Dash 8, is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Viva Macau is a budget airline based in Macau. ...


Two more Fokker F100's will be delivered in 2007. Fokker was a Dutch aircraft manufacturer named after its founder, Anthony Fokker. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Airline Codes
  2. ^ a b c Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ Pacific Magazine

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