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Update: Air Niugini have resumed domestic operations from 6th April 2020 after having had to suspend flights due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

Air Niugini is the national flag carrier of Papua New Guinea. The airline connects major cities in Pacific Asia, serving 25 domestic destinations within Papua New Guinea, as well as 4 international destinations in 10 countries across Asia and Oceania.

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The airline operates scheduled flights from Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Honiara, Port Vila, Nadi, Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney. a variety of convenient connections from Europe and the United Kingdom are also offered.

International Destinations

Australia Brisbane Brisbane Airport
Australia Cairns Cairns Airport
Australia Sydney Sydney Airport
Australia Townsville Townsville Airport
China Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport
Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk Chuuk International Airport
Federated States of Micronesia Pohnpei Pohnpei International Airport
Fiji Nadi Nadi International Airport
Indonesia Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport
Indonesia Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Indonesia Jayapura Sentani Airport
Japan Kagoshima Kagoshima Airport
Japan Tokyo Narita International Airport
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur International Airport
New Zealand Auckland Auckland Airport
Philippines Cebu Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Philippines Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Singapore Singapore Singapore Changi Airport
Solomon Islands Honiara Honiara International Airport
United States Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
Vanuatu Port Vila Port Vila Airport

Domestic Destinations

Alotau Gurney Airport GUR
Buka Buka Airport BUA
Bulolo Bulolo Airport BUL
Daru Daru Airport DAU
Goroka Goroka Airport GKA
Kavieng Kavieng Airport KVG
Kieta Kieta Airport KIE
Kimbe/Hoskins Hoskins Airport HKN
Kundiawa Chimbu Airport CMU
Lae Lae Nadzab Airport LAE
Lihir Island Kunaye Airport LNV
Los Negros Island Momote Airport MAS
Madang Madang Airport MAG
Manus Island Momote Airport MAS
Mendi Mendi Airport MDU
Moro Moro Airport MXH
Mount Hagen Mount Hagen Airport HGU
Popondetta Girua Airport PNP
Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport POM
Rabaul Rabaul Airport RAB
Tabubil Tabubil Airport TBG
Tari Tari Airport TIZ
Vanimo Vanimo Airport VAI
Wapenamanda Wapenamanda Airport WBM
Wewak Wewak International Airport WWK

Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

Baggage allowances for carry-on luggage are as follows for Business and Economy class:

Business Class: Two cabin bags not exceeding 14kgs (30lbs). The sum total of three dimensions of both pieces must not exceed 50 x 30 x 20 cm = 100cm (40inches)

Economy Class: One cabin bag not exceeding 7kgs (15lbs). The total measurement must not exceed 50 x 30 x 20 cm = 100cm (40 inches)

In addition to baggage allowance, passengers are allowed a reasonable number of personal iteams, including a small handbag, overcoat/jacket/wrap, a small camera, and reading materiel.

Checked Baggage

Free checked baggage allowance will depend on route and ticket fare.

Economy passengers are entitled to 16kg on domestic routes, 25kg on routes to/from PNG-TYO, and 30kg on all other international routes - except on routes to/from North America, where 23kg per piece (2 pieces max).

Business passengers are entitled to 20kg on domestic routes, and 40kg on all other international routes - except to/from North America, where 2 pieces at 32kg each are allowed.

Club members receive extra baggage allowance, as explained in the table below.

Domestic Standard: 16kg
Club Member: 25kg
Standard: 20kg
Club Member: 29kg
To/from Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney Standard: 30kg
Club Member: 46kg
Standard: 40kg
Club Member: 56kg
To/from PNG-TYO Standard: 25kg
Club Member: 35kg
Standard: 40kg
Club Member: 45kg
All other international routes Standard: 30kg
Club Member: 35kg
Standard: 40kg
Club Member: 45kg
To/from North America Standard: 2 pieces at 23kg each
Club Member: 2 pieces at 23kg each
Standard: 2 pieces at 32kg each
Club Member: 2 pieces at 32kg each

Check-In Information

Airport Check-In

For International flights: Passengers should check-in 3 hours before their flight departure time.

For Domestic flights: Passengers should check-in 2 hours before their flight departure time.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available through the Air Niugini website. Online check-in is available from 24 hours up to 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

Class Fares

Most domestic routes have Economy Class only, while all international routes offer both service classes (except for services to Cairns and selected afternoon services to Brisbane).

Economy Class

Economy Facilities

Food: The airline offers food and beverages on almost all flights. On domestic routes, a snack and drink are served. On all international routes, a meal is served. The airlines offer an in-flight Duty-Free shop on all international flights.

Entertainment: Stay entertained onboard as they offer entertainment on selected international routes. Most domestic flights offer movies and a range of music. Air Niugini also offer a magazine, "Paradise magazine", is complimentary on most flights. The magazine, produced every 2 months, contains a range of Papua New Guinea information and stories, as well as flight details and route maps.

Economy Seating

Enjoy comfortable seating in a bright, modern, and clean cabin.

Business Class

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers enjoy more comfort. Air Niugini offers travellers extra baggage allowance, a lounge service for travellers to relax before their flights, priority check-in and boarding.

Food: The airline's premium catering service delivers the crème de la crème of in-flight cuisine to those who travel in business class

Entertainment: Throughout your flight, you can keep entertained with Air Niugini's in-flight entertainment system and stay connected with friends and family Wi-Fi connectivity.

Business Class Seats

Enjoy wider seats, with greater recline.

Lounge Access

Business passengers can access a number of lounges at domestic and international airports. A full list can be found here.

Lounges are managed by Air Niugini VIP Lounge staff, serving a wide range of hot and cold buffet meals throughout the day.

In-Flight Meals

On domestic routes, all passengers will receive a snack and drink. On all international routes, a meal is served.

Special Meals

Air Niugini offers passengers a range of special meals to meet their dietary, religious and medical requirements, on request.

Please note that these special meal requests are offered only on our International flights - special meals are not offered on our domestic flights. Passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks.

All special meals must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of scheduled flight departure. This can be done by selecting your chosen meal preference from the drop-down option during the Alternative Airlines booking process, or by contacting our customer service team.

Special meal options include:

Asian Vegetarian Baby Meal Child Meal Bland Meal
Diabetic Meal Fruit Platter Gluten Free Meal Hindu Meal
Kosher Meal Low Calorie Meal Low Cholesterol Low Fat Meal Low Sodium
Moslem Meal Non Lactose Meal Raw Vegetarian Meal Seafood Meal
Vegetarian Meal Non Dairy Vegetarian Jain Meal Vegetarian Meal Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Oriental Meal

In-Flight Entertainment

Air Niugini offers entertainment on selected international routes, including flights to Cairns, Honiara, and Nadi, but passengers to Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, and Tokyo are offered movies and a range of music. Entertainment is not usually provided on domestic flights. There is also an inflight magazine and duty free shopping to keep passengers entertained.

Route Maps

Domestic Routes:

air niugini domestic route map

International Routes:

air niugini international route map

Frequent Flyer Program

Air Niguini has a loyalty program called Destinations. Passengers can earn points on all Air Niugini’s flights, as well as any one of the airline's growing number of partners. The program is free to join - although serious flyers can sign up to the program's executive club.

Collecting points: During the booking process, there is an option to select the frequent flyer program of your choice. Simply select 'Destinations' and add your personal Air Niugini membership number to add your points.

Airline Alliance

Air Niugini is not part of an airline alliance program.

Codeshare Agreements

Air Niugini has codeshare agreements with Qantas and Solomon Airlines. Under a codesahre agreement, a flight might be ticketed by Air Niugini, but the actual flight will be operated by a partner airline, or vice versa.


As of Februrary 2020, the airline operates a fleet of Boeing aircraft, mostly Boeing 737 variants and two 767, along with smaller Fokker aircraft:

Boeing 737-700 1 106 16 /
Boeing 737-800 1 138 20 /
Boeing 737 MAX 8 (4 ordered) TBA TBA Delivery in 2020
Boeing 767-300ER 2 160 28 /
Fokker 70 8 80 n/a /
Fokker 100 7 93 8 /

Special Services

There are many different special service requests that you might like to make, including mobility assistance, requesting an extra seat or requesting permission to fly with special service animals or medical equipment.

Whatever your need, Alternative Airlines can help with your flight booking. Requests for special services can be made at the time of booking, by completing the special request form - we then pass this information on to the airline. Or, you can contact our customer service team - more information can be found here.

Hub Airport

Jacksons International Airport

Jacksons International Airport (IATA: POM) is the largest airport in Papua New Guinea and is the main hub for Air Niugini and Airlines PNG. Other airlines which fly to and from Jacksons International Airport include Phillippine Airlines, QantasLink, Virgin Australia, and PNG Air. Jacksons International Airport currently only has one runway.

Alternative Airlines to Air Niugini:

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