Getting In and Around Papua New Guinea
Jackson's International Airport is the official gateway into Papua New Guinea, situated about 8km away from the main town center of Port Moresby. The airport itself has the Domestic Airport and terminal adjacently connected (500 metres apart) to the International terminal to make connecting flights to domestic airports easy and within time.
Arriving visitors to Papua New Guinea who have successfully cleared Customs and have immediate connections to other destinations within Papua New Guinea are advised to go straight to the Domestic Transfer Counters within the International Check-In counters for an onward boarding pass to their destination, before proceeding to the Domestic Lounge for boarding.
Jacksons International Airport provides duty free services and shopping for departing visitors, and transit lounges are also provided for transit passengers to other international destinations.
Since its inception in the 1973 as the national airline of Papua New Guinea, Air Niugini is the longest serving airline in Papua New Guinea. With 20 international offices and including GSA offices, Air Niugini provides international flights as well as domestic connections within Papua New Guinea, with domestic offices around the country. Air Niugini services a fleet of aircrafts that include B767, Q400, F100, Dash 8’s and newly included Q4000 series aircrafts, and has an excellent safety record in Papua New Guinea.
Visit the Air Niugini website www.airniugini.com.pg for more information.
PNG Air operates a mixed fleet of aircrafts consisting of ATR 72-600 72 seaters, De Havilland Dash 8 and Twin Otter aircrafts. It has offices in Australia (Cairns & Brisbane) and domestic sales offices in Port Moresby and Lae. PNG Air provide a strong domestic route within the rugged terrain of PNG and provide charters as well as medivac services. The airline has now expanded their domestic services around Papua New Guinea to include the new guinea islands sector.
Visit the PNG Air website www.pngair.com.pg for more information on flight schedules and bookings.
QantasLink a regional brand of Qantas operates three flights to Papua New Guinea's Jackson International airport from Cairns, Australia using its 74-seat Q400 aircraft. For more information on flight schedules and bookings visit the QantasLink website at www.qantaslink.com.au.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) flies to Papua New Guinea three times a week from Manila to Port Moresby. PAL's 156-seater Airbus 320 provides a weekly service to Port Moresby opening up more opportunities to visit Papua New Guinea via PAL's international routes. Take advantage of the 'Fly Conveniently to Port Moresby' promotion; or for flight schedules and bookings visit the Philippine Airlines website www.philippineairlines.com
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See our Passports and Visa information.
For accommodation in Papua New Guinea see Accommodation
For things to do in Papua New Guinea see Adventures.