080616BOUGAINVILLE REPS RETURN FROM GUAM
By Aloysius Laukai
The delegation from Bougainville that represented Bougainville at the recent Pacific Arts festival in Guam returned to a small welcome ceremony at the Buka airport today.
They are pictured here.
Picture by Cindy Sivusia
Posted at 01:12 AM in Tourism, Travel | Permalink
220116ALL SAFE By Aloysius Laukai The Banana Boat that went missing between Buka and Nissan island has been rescued with all its passengers safe. Reports reaching New Dawn FM says the Boat and its passengers were taken to Loloho this morning by a Japanese vessel. They were taken from nearby Solomon islands waters. According to these very sketchy reports, they were immediately taken to the Arawa Hospital for medical check. They will be taken to Buka at the weekend. Ends NEWDAWNPIC by Cindy Sivusia survivors at the Arawa Police Station this afternoon
Posted at 05:20 PM in ABG News, Travel | Permalink
050514 TRAVELAIR FLIGHTS TO Buka SUSPENDED
The Famous MANGI LO PLES operating as Travel Air has been suspended from flying to Buka for an indefinite period.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority has suspended Travel air flights into Buka for not adhering to a notice of the airport’s closure due to landowner dispute last week.
The offence happened last week during the airline’s inaugural flight into Buka.
It is understood that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will carry out investigation into this incident.
New Dawn FM who covered this ceremony also understands that all the three airlines still landed in Buka during the closer.
Two flights from Airlines PNG came earlier and Travel-Air came later with the Air Niugini cargo plane coming the next day.
Meanwhile, Passengers in Buka who were trying to fly to Rabaul and other Centres were shocked to get the news as they had already booked their travel with Travelair.
They had to dig deeper in their pockets to pay the extra fees to fly in the other airlines.
The price charged by TravelAir between Buka is only K338 compared to other carriers who charge double the price.
Ends Pictured is one of the Airline PNG Planes that was on the tarmac when Mangi lo Ples arrived for the inauguration.
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Posted at 07:40 AM in Travel | Permalink