Link PNG is an airline in Papua New Guinea that offers scheduled passenger flights. The airline is based at Port Moresby Jacksons Airport (POM) and is the subsidiary of Air Niugini. While Air Niugini focuses on flying to international destinations and major airports in Papua New Guinea, Link PNG flies to smaller airports in sometimes lesser-known destinations within the country. Overall, Link PNG flies to more than 10 destinations within the country.
The airline launched in 2014 on the 41st anniversary of Air Niugini. Straight from the launch, Link PNG took on a number of flights that were previously operated by its parent airline. The launch of the subsidiary allowed Air Niugini to focus on the more popular international and domestic routes, while also making sure that it offered total connectivity within the country too.
Today, Link PNG stands as one of the premier airlines for travelling to minor airports within Papua New Guinea.
Link PNG flies to more than 10 destinations within Papua New Guinea and specialises in flying to lesser-known airports. Its destinations include Port Moresby, Gurney, Goroka, Lae, Mendi, Rokua, Tabubil, Wapenamanda and more.
|Lae||Lae Nadzab Airport||LAE|
|Londolovit||Lihir Island Airport||LNV|
|Port Moresby||Jacksons International Airport||POM|
|Rokua||Rabaul Tokua Airport||RAB|
Each passenger is a free carry-on baggage allowance of 7kg. Passengers can not bring more than one item of carry-on baggage per person.
Each passenger is given a free checked baggage allowance of 16 kg. If passengers require more baggage, they can purchase excess baggage in 5kg increments.
Link PNG flies with a single Economy Class cabin. The cabin is small but offers comfort and convenience, getting passengers from A to B safely. The airline has a professionally trained cabin crew who are available to help with anything that passengers might need.
Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation. Each plane that the airline uses has between 30–50 seats in the cabin.
As planes are small and journey times are short, the airline doesn't have an in-flight entertainment system or WIFI on its flights. The airline might offer reading materials but this is subject to availability.
Passengers can check-in for their flight through Air Niugini's dedicated Link PNG check-in page. They must enter their last name and booking reference/PNR. Check-in is available from 24 hours before scheduled flight departure time.
Passengers can check-in at the airport by presenting the relevant travel documents to one of the agents at the airport check-in desk. Airport check-in closes 45 minutes before scheduled flight departure time and opens two hours before.
Destinations Loyalty is the name for the frequent flyer program of Air Niugini, which is also applicable for Link PNG. Passengers can earn points by flying with either airline or by buying services or goods with one of the airline's partners. Points can be spent on future flights with Link PNG or Air Niugini and also give a range of other benefits.
Those with a Gold or Silver membership can also enjoy complimentary access to the airline's airport lounges.
Jacksons International Airport (POM), also known as Port Morseby Jacksons Airport, is the main international airport in Ports Morseby, Papua New Guinea. The airline has been based at Jackson International Airport since it launched in 2014. Link PNG links Ports Moresby to several other minor airports within Papua New Guinea. The airport itself has two terminals, one for international flights and one for domestic flights. As a domestic airline, Link PNG only flies to/from the domestic terminal.
Air Niugini, PNG Air and Travel Air are also based at the airport. Other airlines that use the airport include Qantas, QantasLink, Virgin Australia and Philippine Airlines.