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Asia Pacific Airlines Papua New Guinea is a small commuter airline that operates scheduled flights out of its hub base, Tabubil Airport (TBG) in Papua New Guinea. The airline was founded in 1991 and was previously known as Fubilan Air Transport between 1996 and 2000. Asia Pacific Airlines Papua New Guinea is owned by Cobham Aviation Services Australia.

The airline currently operates 16 domestic destinations within Papua New Guinea as well as international services to Queensland, Australia.

In total, the airline has a fleet of 3 turboprop aircraft ranging all from Bombardier that can in total carry 114 passengers at one time.

Baggage Policy

Asia Pacific Airlines Papua New Guinea has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage.

Carry-on Baggage

Passenger is permitted to take with them one carry-on baggage that does not exceed 7kgs (15lbs). The total measurement mustn't go over 50 x 30 x 20 cm

Checked Baggage

Passengers are entitled to 16kg of hold baggage on domestic destinations. Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate.

Cabin Classes

The airline mainly has small flights and there is only one cabin class that is offered on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the ability to selecting your own seat.


Seats are placed in a 2 x 2 formation, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either or an aisle.

Frequent Flyer Programme

The airline doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Asia Pacific Airlines Papua New Guinea isn't currently part of any airline alliance, however, they are owned by Cobham Aviation Services Australia.

Check in

Asia Pacific Airlines Papua New Guinea passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in isn't available on this airline.

Airport Check-in

Passengers should check-in 2 hours prior to their flight departure time, for domestic flights.

For international flights, passengers need to be at check-in 3 hours before their flight departure time.

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Destinations that Asia Pacific Airlines Papua New Guinea flies to

As of February 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to the 16 destinations within Papua New Guinea and Australia. These destinations include Tabubil, Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Mount Hage, Goroka, Wewak, Hoskins, Cairns, Horn Island and many others. If you're looking to fly within Papua New Guinea, our guide to domestic flights within Papua New Guinea offers lots of helpful information.

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Hub Airport

Tabubil Airport (TBG)

Tabubil Airport (TBG) is an international airport in Tabubil, within the North Fly District of Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

The 3 airlines that fly to and from Tabubil Airport (TBG) includes Asia Pacific Airlines Papua New Guinea, Air Niugini and PNG Air.

Seat Selection

As of February 2021, the airline operates a fleet of 3 aircraft:

  • 3 x De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100 (36 passengers per aircraft)