Flights set to resume into new look Tari Airport


September 17, 2020 - 125 views

By Josu Kim

Airline flights into Hela Province are set to commence soon after the reopening of the newly looked Tari airport runway.

Prime Minister and Tari-Pori MP James Marape officially launched the K55million project in his Independence visit to the province yesterday.

A Link PNG charter flight carrying the visiting delegation was the first aircraft to land yesterday before Prime Minister Marape arrived in a Tropicair jet aircraft.

Link PNG’s first passenger flight will commence next Monday 21st September which will see three weekly direct flights to and from Tari.

National Airports Corporation acting Managing Director Ephraim Wasem, Hela Governor Philip Undialu, Provincial Administrator William Bando and respective district MPs of Komo Magarima and Koroba Lake Kopiago witnessed the launching.

Funded by the Asian Development Bank and the government, the project is part of the 10 year Civil Aviation Development Investment Programme (CADIP).

The work on the airport took China Civil Engineering Construction one year to complete.

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