Enga governor thanks airlines for resuming flights – The National
Peter Ipatas

ENGA Governor Sir Peter Ipatas has commended both air service providers in the country, PNG Air and Air Niugini, for resuming their flights into Wapenamanda Airport.
Sir Peter urged the people in the district to respect government services and the public transportation to allow for free movement of public and business activities.
“It is a service that small people appreciate very much as it is convenient for them,” Sir Peter said.
“With three big institutions namely Enga provincial referral hospital, the innovative University of Enga and Miok National School of Excellence, we need direct flights to and from Wapenamanda.
“We appreciate the proactive decision by both airlines and the board to resume flights to our airport after it shut down.”
Sir Peter added that the Enga government has also negotiated with New Porgera Limited to fly in and out of Wapenamanda airport.
He told The National that airline services in a country like Papua New Guinea was crucial given the rugged terrain in which some of the provinces were located.
It was vital that people needed to have a sense of responsibility toward protecting such crucial services.
He made these remarks after PNG Air released a statement about the resumption of flights in to Wapenamanda after the flights were suspended on June 13 due to safety concerns following civil unrest in the area recently.

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