AIR NIUGINI | Press Release
AIR NIUGINI WELCOMED its first Boeing 737-700 series aircraft this week with a traditional fly past and hose down at Jackson’s Airport, Port Moresby.
The aircraft, under PNG registration of P2-PXD has 120 seats, 16 business and 104 economy.
The Boeing 737 will be initially utilized on three routes: Port Moresby-Sydney, Port Moresby-Brisbane and Port Moresby-Cebu.
Cebu in the Philippines is a new route, being the tenth international destination in Air Niugini’s network.
The arrival of the Boeing 737 brings the total number of aircraft operated by Air Niugini to 22. The fleet includes a variety of aircraft types from Dash 8, Q400s, Fokker 100s, Boeing 767s, and now the first of two Boeing 737s.
The Boeing 737 carries fuselage livery depicting the Owen Stanley Ranges along which was fought the Kokoda campaign.
The special livery commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign and honours the legacy of all who served.