AIR NIUGINI announced following a strong increase in passenger and cargo demand, it will be adding a third weekly service to Hong Kong, effective 29 March, 2015.

The airline currently operates twice weekly services to Hong Kong every Tuesday and Saturday.

From 29 March, services will increase to three weekly, departing Port Moresby on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday evenings, departing Hong Kong soon after arrival and then arriving in Port Moresby the following morning.

Air Nuigini said the flights take six and a half hours, and are timed to provide convenient connections between Hong Kong and Air Niugini domestic destinations.

The schedule will also allow travellers to fly between Hong Kong and Honiara, Nadi, Cairns and Brisbane connecting via Port Moresby, the company said.

Hong Kong is among the top ten busiest airports in the world in the terms of passenger numbers, and offers convenient connections to China, North East Asia, North America and Europe, as well as being the world’s busiest airport for cargo, Air Nuigini said.

“With the third Hong Kong service, it now brings to total, 14 Air Niugini flights to Asia in a week, Air Niugini operates five flights to Singapore, four to Manila (Philippines), Hong Kong three and a flight to Denpasar (Indonesia) and Narita (Japan),” the company said in a statement.