28 January 2020, Tuesday 14:41:50

Air Niugini's delayed B737MAX order

Papua New Guinea’s national carrier Air Niugini delayed delivery of its Boeing 737 MAX jets until 2024. The Port Moresby based airline had four MAXs on order with deliveries due to start this year.

Papua New Guinea’s national carrier Air Niugini delayed delivery of its Boeing 737 MAX jets until 2024. The Port Moresby based airline had four MAXs on order with deliveries due to start this year.

But the grounding of the 737 MAX, the subsequent slowdown and ultimate suspension of production have played havoc with airlines around the world, not least PNG’s national carrier.

Aviation watchers around Air Niugini’s home patch know the airline has been flexing its wings lately with some interesting new routes and a raft of announcements. According to Air Niugini, the deferment of the MAXs will give the carrier time to conduct a review of its future fleet plans.

What is interesting is the announcement that those future fleet plans could include jets from the Embraer E2 family.

Air Niugini's delayed B737MAX order

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