Airline reduces surcharge

PAPUA New Guinea national airline Air Niugini has announced a reduction in fuel surcharge for the domestic and international routes effective from Monday this week.

The airline’s chief executive officer, Simon Foo, said the decrease in fuel surcharge was because of a reduction in fuel prices on the world market as well as the present exchange rate.

He said most domestic ports would see a reduction of about 10 per cent of the fuel surcharge component of airfares.

“This means passengers travelling within PNG destinations can now save about K15 ($F11) per sector,” he said.