Air Niugini’s general manager customers and markets Dominic Kaumu said the online check-in is an internet self-service facility which allows passengers to check in for their flights in advance from the comfort of their homes or any place that has access to internet.
The system is available on Air Niugini’s website (www.airniugini.com.pg).
"Passengers have the advantage of selecting their preferred seats and purchase other services such as extra leg room seats, extra baggage allowances and other products which may be on offer on the flight," Mr Kaumu said.
He said at the end of the online check in process, passengers can print or email their boarding passes and those without baggage can proceed to the security gate and into the boarding lounge without having to present themselves at the check-in counter.
However, he said those passengers with bags can check in at a specific bag drop counter without having to go through the whole check-in process.
"The bag drop counters have signage and are visibly located at both domestic and international terminals, you won’t miss them. But first of all, you have to check-in online," Mr Kaumu said.
Passengers can check-in online from 24 hours up to 3hours before the flight departs.
The online service is available to passengers traveling on all Air Niugini and Link PNG destinations except for Australia and Japan, which are still being worked on.