Losuia Airport reopens and PNG Air resumes air service

Losuia Airport reopens and PNG Air resumes air service

PNG Air has announced that services to Losuia (Milne Bay Province) will commence again after the airstrip and terminal facilities were damaged in late 2017. Losuia is a village on Kiriwina Island, part of the Kiriwina Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. It is served by Losuia Airport. It is the name of the government station on the Kiriwina island.

The airline conducted a trial commenced service as of Friday.

“We are confident that the airstrip itself is operational and poses no safety risk to our crew, passengers or aircraft and we have been reassured that the situation on the island has stabilized and there will not be a repeat of the unfortunate occurrences in July 2017.  ”. Said Paul Abbot PNG Air Acting Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to being of service to the people of Losuia once again”

Kiriwina Airfield was a coral-surfaced 6,000 feet (1,800 m) long x 150 feet (46 m) wide single runway, built by US Army Engineers with assistance from combat troops shortly after occupying the island on 30 June 1943 during World War II.

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