Air Niugini’s economy class features modern tones of burgundy and grey. Both the 737 and 767 fleets underwent cabin refurbishments and modernization enhancements in 2014. The economy seat pitch is an industry average of 31 inches, which for taller passengers can be fairly tight. Seat width is approximately 17 inches with a recline width of 4 inches.
A complimentary meal and beverage service is offered and consists of a main, salad and dessert. With the modernization of the aircraft cabins, Air Niugini installed personal seat back video screens at each seat for a varied selection of entertainment. Programming consists of recent movie releases, documentaries and other general interest features. A duty free service is also provided on international flights.
A wide, leather arm chair seat is featured in the Air Niugini Business Class cabin. There are a total of 16 business class seats on the airline’s three 737s and a total of 32 seats on the wide body 767s. Passengers will find electronic controls for a range of seat functions and settings. The seat also extends to a lie flat position although at a sloping angle.
Meals are served on china, with glassware and cutlery enhancing the place-setting. A fresh selection of foods are offered, including a main, salad, dessert and beverage of choice. Each seat features its own personal seat back video screen and inflight entertainment consists of 11 channels of movies, TV shows, games, PNG tourist information, music and a flight map. Duty free is also offered on board.
Passengers are allowed two small pieces of carry-on luggage with a maximum combined weight of 12kg. Items must be able to fit under the seat or in an enclosed overhead compartment.
Checked luggage allowances vary depending on the class of travel and destination. Check with your Flight Centre consultant for specific baggage rules regarding your flight and routing.
Typically, economy passengers are permitted one bag up to 23kg and business class passengers are allowed 3 pieces at 30kg a piece. Allowances may be higher for top tier frequent flyers. The maximum size of any one piece of checked baggage is 140 cm (L+W+H) and no bag may weigh more than 30kg.
Size limitations for carry-on bags are 55cm long x 40cm wide x 20cm high. Any item that exceeds these measurements must be checked in.
Sporting Equipment and Musical Instruments
Sporting equipment and musical instruments may be included as part of the free baggage allowance. Any bag over the free allowance will be charged an excess fee at a per kilo rate.
Restricted or Dangerous Goods
All dangerous goods are restricted from flying. These items are not allowed in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Any questionable items in your possession must be declared to check-in personnel. Restricted items include explosives, fireworks, flammable liquids, gasses and material, toxins, corrosives, infectious materials and more.
Ask your Flight Centre consultant for procedures when carrying items such as electric wheelchair batteries and personal oxygen devices. Items such as these may be carried provided that certain conditions are met.
If in doubt, leave it out. Even if you accidentally take a dangerous good on board an aircraft you can be fined and penalised.
Air Niugini Check-In
Check-in for Air Niugini flights is performed at the airline’s designated airport ticket counter on the day of travel. Check-in closes 60 minutes prior to departure for international flights. Proper documentation such as passports, any visas, and airline ticket must be presented.
International Check-in Guide
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At the airport
Air Niugini operates seven of its own lounges at key PNG airports. Lounges feature comfortable seating spaces with complimentary snacks and beverages, internet access and a selection of reading materials. Lounges are open to Air Niugini Executive Club Members who may invite one guest.
Green Card members travelling on Air Niugini flights from Brisbane, Cairns and Sydney may use the Qantas Club Lounge. Additional lounges are available at Manila, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
Air Niugini Destinations
Air Niugini’s Destinations Loyalty Program gives frequent flyers the opportunity to earn points based on miles flown on Air Niugini and partner airline flights. The introductory tier is free to join. Silver and Gold Executive Club tiers may be purchased for a set price. Benefits to these top program levels include an increased baggage allowance, priority check-in, access to lounges and more.
Air Niugini Fleet
Air Niugini’s mainline international fleet consists of one Boeing 737-700, two Boeing 737-800s and three 767-300s. Each of these aircraft underwent complete cabin updates in 2014 and feature modern look interiors with new business class seats and in-flight entertainment systems.
The domestic fleet is made up of a mix of Fokker 100 jet aircraft as well as regional prop aircraft such as the ATR and Bombardier Dash 8.