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Air Niugini is the largest airline in Papua New Guinea, an island nation in the Pacific. Air Niugini is based in the capital Port Moresby. The word Niugini comes from the Creole language Tok Pisin and means Papua New Guina. The airline was founded in 1973 and initially operated exclusively national flights. Commercial operations began in earnest in November 1973, with the launch of the first flight to Rabaul. At that time, Air Niugini was equipped with a fleet of 8 aircraft (Fokker F27 and DC3). After a year, the company has already transported 350,000 passengers. In 1975, Air Niugini acquired two new Fokker F27s and opened up internationally. Brisbane, Manila and Honk Kong join the network. Four years later, in 1979, Honolulu and Singapore complete the offer.

After buying out the shares of Qantas and TAA in 1976, it acquired those of Ansett. The government became fully owner of Air Niugini in 1980. The company acquired its first Airbus 300 in 1984. It was not until 2002 that it received its first Boeing 767. The company extended its offer in April 2008, with the entry into service of the Sydney-Port Moresby route. The new flight crew uniforms were presented in September 2010. The following year, an interline agreement was signed with Air France and KLM. Air Niugini acquired its first Boeing 737 in July 2012 and has been offering its customers online check-in since 2013. Since November 2015, the company has had IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certification. With a fleet of 19 aircraft, it serves 39 domestic and international destinations.

Air Niugini logo is a red bird of paradise that reflects the exoticism of Papua New Guinea. Frequent flyers have the option to join the Executive Club. For an annual fee, passengers can acquire many privileges in this way, e.g. priority check-in and access to the lounges, also known as executive clubs. The latest telecommunications media are available in the lounges. You can also relax there and enjoy a small snack. The airline does not have its own frequent flyer program. However, miles can be earned on long-haul flights through the Qantas program. Air Niugini is not represented in any aviation association.

Air Niugini Hub Airports

Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM / AYPY)

Air Niugini Classes of Service

With Air Niugini , passengers have the choice between two types of classes. In Economy class, passengers benefit from a snack or a meal depending on the duration of the flight and a pitch of approximately 83 centimeters. Blankets are available on international flights. For entertainment, travelers can take advantage of the in-flight magazine, audio channels and screens on board Boeing aircraft. In Business class, customers benefit from superior quality meals, a comfort kit, more space (150 cm) and systematic screens.

The main focus was on the home airport in Port Moresby and Lae, the second largest city in Papua New Guinea. Shortly afterwards, however, the first international flights were carried out. With the steady increase in the number of passengers, the airline succeeded in making Papua New Guinea a popular holiday destination for travelers from all over the world. Today there are regular scheduled flights to Asia and Australia. Important flight destinations are Hong Kong, Sydney, Brisbane and Tokyo.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Qantas Solomon Airlines

Air Niugini Check-in

Online Check-in

Check-in is required to get the boarding pass. Check-in time for each airline varies. check-in details are written by our editors to assist you.

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Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Air Niugini website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Air Niugini Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Economy Class passengers are allowed to take one piece of hand luggage and an additional personal item with them. A handbag, camera or jacket, for example, counts as personal items. Business Class passengers, on the other hand, are allowed to bring two pieces of hand luggage. None of the hand luggage, both in Business and Economy Class, may be heavier than seven kilograms or larger than 50 x 30 x 20 centimeters.

Checked baggage

On flights within Papua New Guinea, 16 kg of checked baggage are allowed in Economy Class and 20 kg of baggage per passenger in Business Class. On flights to or from Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns, the baggage allowance increases to 30 kg in Business Class (40 kg for Executive Club members and 37 kg for Destination members) and 23 kg in Economy Class (33 kg for Executive Club members and for Destination members 30 kilograms). Even more luggage is allowed on flights that start or end in the USA. For business class travelers there are two pieces of baggage weighing 32 kilograms each and for economy class passengers two pieces of baggage weighing 23 kilograms each.

Other luggage

Additional fees apply for baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance.

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Air Niugini Seat Selection

To make a comfortable trip with Air Niugini, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.

Air Niugini Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Destinations Frequent Flyer Program

Air Niugini loyalty program divided into four categories. Free, the Classic Pass entitles the holder to additional luggage on flights to Papua and Australia. The Silver Club, aimed at frequent travelers of the home network, offers them access to lounges, priority boarding, more snacks, choice of seats and Internet access for PGK 1599 annually. Then, the Golden club is aimed at frequent travelers of the international network. For PGK 2,299 per year, they enjoy the same benefits, as well as priority on waiting lists and discounts on duty-free products sold on board. Finally, children between 12 and 18 years old can also benefit from a card and can access the lounges, can check in faster and have additional luggage.

Air Niugini Food & Beverage

Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.

Air Niugini Inflight Entertainment

Especially in long distances, Air Niugini offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.

The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.

Air Niugini Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Air Niugini.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Air Niugini Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Air Niugini lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Air Niugini
IATA ICAO Callsign

Country:Papua New Guinea
Owner: State Owned
Frequent Flyer Program: Destinations
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 19
Destinations:  39
Average Age of Aircraft: 25.3
Type of Aircraft: Boeing, De Havilland Canada
Detail of Fleet: Boeing 737-700, Boeing 767-300, Bombardier Dash 8 Q300

Head Office: P.O. Box 7186 Air Niugini House Jackson Airport Boroko New Guinea
Phone Number: +675 327 33 96
Fax Number: +675 327 35 50

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