Six staff members from various departments within the airline recently received awards for contributing their best ideas during June and July this year.
Most winning ideas centered on reduction of aircraft fuel consumption to tax exemption for tourists' fares, sale of travel insurance and the establishment of Port Moresby-based IATA training facility.
The winners received tablets, vouchers for meals and body massages as well as various Air Niugini merchandise.
"The ‘smart ideas' campaign aims to reduce costs, generate more revenue, build a stronger and happier workforce and excel in customer offerings. It also ensures staff inclusiveness and helps them to think positively by contributing ideas. Each month, staff from Air Niugini network both domestic and international submit their ideas to a committee who then selects and awards those who submit the best ideas," Air Niugini said.
The winning ideas are passed onto department champions and program officers within Air Niugini who implement them. All staff members are encouraged to continue contributing ideas to the program, the airline said.