Fligths to Komo resume

FLIGHTS into Komo airfield in Papua New Guinea’s Hela Highlands have resumed after repairs to damage caused by the February 26 earthquake.

The first aircraft, operated by ExxonMobil PNG on behalf of PNG LNG, landed on Thursday.

As well as staff the plane delivered more relief items including clothes, shoes, kitchen items, bedding and toys collected by the Advancing PNG: Women’s Leaders Network and the Salvation Army.

ExxonMobil PNG managing director Andrew Barry said Komo airfield is an integral piece of infrastructure, and its reopening is a significant step forward and restores important transport and logistics infrastructure to assist with its operations and delivery of relief and recovery support for communities.