Air Niugini’s management congratulated all staff involved in the busy Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) airport operations at Port Moresby’s Jackson’s International airport over the past week.
A lunch was organised Monday in appreciation of the effort of all staff involved; Airline Operations, Aircraft Engineering, Aviation Security, Inflight Services, Ground Service Equipment, Operations Control and Air Niugini Cargo.
Air Niugini’s representative on APEC and general manager, Corporate Services Marco McConnell on behalf of the airline’s board and management thanked all for a job well done.
He said: “It was a massive undertaking beyond our normal scope of airport handling due to the bigger aircraft sizes, much increased number of aircraft movements and the sensitivity and importance of many of the customers, however our team performed extremely well.
“We had to ensure strict protocols and precise coordination for the entire arrival and departure period, including the red carpet stairs, VVIP Arrival & Departure processes, which had to be executed safely with absolute precision timing.
“The aircraft departure coordination and sequence of all ground handling activities were strictly adhered to, in order to ensure all aircraft were fully serviced and handled in time.
“We had passengers and crew from certain airlines coming back to acknowledge us. Thank you for a job well done, you did both Air Niugini and Papua New Guinea proud.”
Air Niugini also acknowledged the Aviation Sector Working Group Lead – National Airports Corporation (NAC) and all the other organisations that assisted with the overall airport coordination during APEC.
More than 100 foreign aircraft movements, carrying up to 10,000 passengers and hundreds of tonnes of cargo, were handled in Port Moresby since last week for APEC.