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Air Niugini suspends flights to Tari because of Tribal fights

Staff Reporter 2/04/2016 | |
Air Niugini subsidiary Link PNG has temporarily suspended all its flights to Tari airport in Hela on Wednesday following continuous fighting by two warring clans in the area.
The company said the fight pose threat to the safety of passengers and the aircraft which had resulted in suspension of all flights to the area. 
It said it was closely monitoring the situation and would advise as to when the flights would resume.
“We regret the inconvenience caused, however the situation is beyond the airline’s control,” the company said. 
Link PNG operates four weekly flights to Tari, on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  
The airlines company also announced a temporary suspension on all flights to Girua airport, Northern.
This was due to heavy rains and floods on Wednesday which caused damage to several bridges connecting Popondetta town and the airport. Flights PX 856/857 to Girua yesterday (Thursday 04th Feb) were cancelled.

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