Papua New Guinea with its geographical challenged landscape has made traveling for its citizens and visitors to the country more difficult. Most towns in Papua New Guinea are accessible only via air while others can be accessed by sea or by road.
Whilst Papua New Guinean government is doing a lot in terms of road maintenance and rehabilitation to make them roadworthy and capable of handling a lot of load, there are some areas that are still currently being overlooked. However, I’ve drive on many of these highways in the Central Province, in Markham Valley and in East Sepik Province and I find it most heartening to seek road works being done on them.
It just goes to show how much effort the government is doing in fixing the highways in Papua New Guinea. I also note that most wharfs are being upgraded and worked on.
But what I am unpleased of is that the states of our aircraft have not been improved. I believe its time Air Nuigin get rids of the Dash 8 or get new Dash 8’s. On several occasions, I flew in the Dash 8 to Goroka, to Lae, to Wewak and to Alotau. These areas are major tourists’ attractions.
Dash 8 have lived its time and it should be done away or replaced with better Dash 8. Why am I complaining?? You would not imagine how much noise the Dash 8 makes, your ear drums would hurt so much, you will start to having running nose etc. That’s a health hazard. The department of health and Civil Aviation Authority should look in to these too.
I hope the management of Air Nuigini takes note on these and replace the Dash 8 with new aircrafts.