These flights are planned to continue until the runway is closed to allow for the National Airports Corporation/Civil Aviation Development Investment Program which will complete works associated with the runway upgrade.
Tari Airport was closed to Link PNG operations late in 2018 due to long grass and obstacles such as trees in the take-off area, Air Niugini said.
Link PNG acknowledges the Hela Provincial government for their efforts in addressing these issues which have allowed Link PNG to restart services
Link PNG will be operating twice weekly services to Tari, every Sunday and Wednesday. The Sunday flight departs Port Moresby at 1pm and arrives in Tari at 2.30pm, the return flight arrives in Port Moresby by 4.25pm. The Wednesday flight departs Port Moresby at 9am, arriving in Tari at 10.30am. The return flight is in Port Moresby by 12.25pm.
Link PNG is a subsidiary company of Air Niugini that operates a fleet of DHC-8 aircraft.