The national carrier of Papua New Guinea, Air Niugini, announced that it has placed a firm order with Airbus for six latest generation single aisle A220-100 aircraft.
In addition, Air Niugini said that under its fleet modernization program it will also acquire three A220-300s and another two A220-100s from third party lessors.
Air Niugini also announced that it has selected a flight planning support system from Airbus subsidiary NAVBLUE for its fleet. Called N-Flight Planning (N-FP), the solution will help the airline optimise on fuel, time and cost to meet operational needs, while ensuring overall safety and compliance.
The A220 is the most modern airliner in its size category, carrying between 100 to 150 passengers on flights of up to 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km). Depending on cabin configuration, the A220-100 serves the 100-135 seat market, while the larger A220-300 is perfectly tailored for the 120-150 seat market.