Airlink (Papua New Guinea)
Airlink was an airline based in Madang, Papua New Guinea. Airlink offered a high frequency flight schedule and charter service to the more remote areas of Papua New Guinea. Airlink’s hub was Madang Airport.
The airline was founded in 1989 and started regular scheduled services in June 1990. Airlink purchased aircraft from Talair in October 1990. The company suffered expected severe conditions from the Rabaul volcanic eruption in 1994, including the loss of four aircraft. In 2007, Airlink ceased operations.
As of January 2005, Airlink flew
Bialla, Buka, Cape Orford, Gasmata, Gonalia, Goroka, Hoskins, Jacquinot Bay, Kandrian, Kavieng, Kiunga, Lae, Lihir Island, Madang, Mount Hagen, Namatanai, Nissan Island, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Tabubil, Tadji, Talasea, Tari, Vanimo, Wewak an.
As of March 2007, Airlink’s fleet consisted of 13 aircraft:
|Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander||03||8|
|Embraer EMB 110P||07||17|
- List of former airlines (Australia and Oceania)
- former website of Airlink(Memento of February 7, 2006 in the Internet Archive)
- Photos of the Airlink on Airliners.net
- airlink.com.pg – Fleet(memento of 7 February 2006 in the Internet Archive) (English) retrieved 22 January 2015