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Airlines PNG rebrands as PNG Air with the first ATR 72-600

Airlines PNG (Port Moresby) is rebranding as PNG Air with the delivery of the first new ATR 72-600. The company is replacing its older de Havilland Canada DHC-8-100 Dash 8 fleet with the new ATRs and has taken the opportunity to change its image.

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According to the airline’s Chairman Murray Woo, “The Company’s capital was restructured so that the Company is now unambiguously PNG owned and a permanent part of the country’s infrastructure and economy. The decision was made to re-fleet with the ATR 72-600, meaning the airline will be the only carrier in the country servicing all major ports in the domestic market with new, efficient, highly reliable, state of the art aircraft. That will allow the airline for the first time to offer what is clearly the premium product on domestic routes.

We expect to have 3 brand new ATRs operating by February 2016 and 7 by December 2017. After that the plan is to replace all our Dash 8s and become a 100% ATR operator by 2020. The ATR is the only aircraft currently in production that can fly to all major ports in PNG. ATR have invested heavily to make their product by far the most widely chosen regional turboprop aircraft around the world.”

The company also commented on the decision to rebrand:

“The Board has also taken the decision to rebrand the airline, to reinvigorate its image. Re-fleeting gives the Company this opportunity, as a fleet of new, larger and more comfortable aircraft will improve public perception of the airline’s safety and service. Rebranding will reinforce that the airline is offering something new and genuinely improved. A new appearance will also emphasise improvements in the airline’s service culture.”

Copyright Photo: Eurospot. The pictured ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWEQ (msn 1287) will become P2-ATR on delivery. It displays the new brand.

Route Map:

APNG Route MapJan 2014 386x186

AG Read the Real WAN


Jet Airways to end low-fare JetKonnect flights on December 1

Jet Airways (Mumbai) is getting out of the low-fare business and will concentrate on full service flights under its own brand. All JetKonnect-branded flights will end on November 30 and on the following day all flights will be operated under Jet Airways brand.

JetKonnect (Mumbai) was originally known as Sahara Airlines which started operations on December 3, 1993. The airline changed its name to Air Sahara on October 2, 2000. Jet Airways acquired the airline and changed its name to Jetlite on June 1, 2007.

Jetlite was replaced and merged into Jet Airways’s JetKonnect brand on March 25, 2012.

Jet Airways issued this statement:

JetKonnect logo (large)

From December 1, 2014 all existing JetKonnect flights will operate as full service flights under a single brand, Jet Airways.

All guests booking flights on or after September 15, 2014 for travel on or after December 1, 2014 will enjoy a full service experience onboard all Jet Airways and JetKonnect operated flights across our domestic network. This enhancement will involve complimentary meal service onboard all our flights for travel effective December 01, 2014. Consequently Sky Café, our Buy on Board service will be discontinued.

JetKonnect flies to 47 cities within India with over 430 daily flights with a mix of Boeing and ATR aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Jet Airways retained the Jetlite color scheme and simply added JetKonnect titles when the two brands were merged. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWEQ (msn 1056) descends from the clouds at an overcast Toulouse. F-WWEO became VT-JCX on delivery on November 30, 2012.

Jet Airways aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

Air Sahara aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show