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Baggage Policy

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With PNG Air flights, passengers are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage. Checked baggage rules vary depending on your route.

Equipaje de Mano

On board a PNG Air flight, passengers are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg (15 lbs). This baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 105 cm (41") (l + w + h).

Equipaje Facturado

Passengers flying domestically within Papua New Guinea Air are entitled to 16 kg (35 lbs) of free checked baggage.

Passengers connecting to or from an international flight from another carrier are entitled to 23 kg (50 lbs) of free checked baggage.

All baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 158 cm (62") (l + w + h) and, if excess baggage is purchased, no one piece of baggage can weigh more than 32 kg.


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Online and airport check-in is available for PNG Air flights. Opening and closing times vary.

Web Check-in

Passengers can check in online for their PNG Air flight by using the PNG Air check-in page and finding their booking on the 'Manage my booking' section. Passengers will need to enter their surname and booking reference. You'll need to check in 1 hour before the scheduled departure of your PNG Air flight. If you don't have baggage to check in, arrive at the airport no later than 30 minutes before the departure.

Check-in en el aeropuerto

Passengers must check in at the airport of departure to complete check-in for their PNG Air flight. To ensure that passengers give themselves enough time to check in, drop off any checked baggage and pass security, it's recommended that you check in between 2 hours and 30 minutes before your scheduled departure. Gates close promptly 30 minutes before departure.

Passengers at check-in must present ID at check-in. ID can be in the form of personal ID, a pre-arranged password or a printed version of the PNG Air e-ticket.

Cabin Classes

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PNG Air only has one cabin class: Economy.

Clase Económica

Economy Class is the only cabin class that PNG Air offer. During the flight, passengers will experience exceptional service from the cabin crew, along with comfortable and spacious seating arrangements.


Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation. The Economy Class cabin will have 36 or 72 seats, depending on which aircraft is flown. Each seat offers 30–31" (76–78 cm) of seat pitch.


PNG Air offers a number of different fares in Economy Class, each with different benefits. Check out our table below to read more about each fare and its perks.

Entretenimiento en vuelo

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The airline doesn't have an in-flight entertainment system on its flights. However, each passenger is provided with the latest copy of the airline's in-flight magazine, which various interesting articles, including guides to PNG Air's tourist spots.


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There's no WIFI system onboard PNG Air flights.


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Passengers can enjoy a range of snacks and drinks, served by the airline's cabin crew. This includes a choice of tea, coffee, water and more.

Food and drink are served as complimentary.

Viajero frecuente

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PNG Air isn't a member of any frequent flyer program at this time.

Previously, the airline was a member of the Velocity frequent flyer program. This allowed PNG Air passengers to earn and spend Velocity points on PNG Air flights and a number of partner companies and partner airlines, including tigerairHainan AirlinesAlitaliaSingapore AirlinesSilkAir and more.

Alianza de aerolíneas

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PNG Air isn't a member of any airline alliance. However, the airline has a codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia, which allows them to offer flights to destinations in Australia.

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Destinations that PNG Air flies to

The airline operates an extensive domestic network within Papua New Guinea, connecting major cities and hubs, including Buka, Port Moresby, Lae, Goroka, Mount Hagen, and Madang. Australia is the only international country that the airline flies to, connecting Papa New Guinea with Cairns.

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Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between PNG Air and Airlines PNG?

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Airlines PNG, or Air PNG, was the name that PNG Air used to use before it rebranded in 2015. The airline originally launched as Milne Bay Air. It rebranded to Airlines PNG in 1997 and then rebranded again as PNG Air in 2015. Some people still refer to PNG Air as Air PNG to this day.

Where does PNG Air fly to?

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PNG Air flies to a number of destinations within Papua New Guinea, including Buka, Daru, Lae, Goroka, Moro, Tufi, Vanimo, Wewak, Aropa and more. It also flies international flights to Australia.

Who owns PNG Air?

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PNG Air is owned by major Papa New Guinea Institutions, including around 2,300 nationals.

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