LinkPNG plans to resume flights to Tari airport, Hela Province, from February 10, 2019.
These flights are planned to continue until the runway is closed to allow for the National Airports Corporation (NAC) and the Civil Aviation Development Investment Program (CADIP) to complete works associated with the runway upgrade.
The Tari airport was closed to LinkPNG operations late in 2018 due to long grass and obstacles such as trees in the takeoff area.
“LinkPNG acknowledges the Hela Provincial Government for their efforts in addressing these issues which have allowed Link PNG to recommence services,” the airline said in a statement.
LinkPNG will be operating twice weekly services to Tari, every Sunday and Wednesday. The Sunday flight departs Port Moresby at 1 pm and arrives in Tari at 2:30 pm, the return flight arrives in Port Moresby by 4:25 pm. The Wednesday flight departs Port Moresby at 9 am, arriving in Tari at 10:30 am. The return flight is in Port Moresby by 12:25 pm.
Link PNG is a subsidiary company of Air Niugini that operates a fleet of DHC-8 aircraft.