Airlink (Papua New Guinea)

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Logo der Airlink
IATA code: ND
ICAO code:
Call sign:
Foundation: 1989
Operation discontinued: 2007
Seat: Madang, Papua New GuineaPapua-Neuguinea Papua New Guinea

Madang Airport

Home base: Madang Airport
Fleet Strength: 13
Objectives: National
Airlink ceased operations in 2007. The information in italics refers to the last status before the discontinuation of operations.

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[1]:

Aircraft type active ordered Notes Seats[1]
ATR 42-320 01 46
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander 03 8
Cessna 404 02 10
Embraer EMB 110P 07 17
Total 13

See also

  • List of former airlines (Australia and Oceania)

Web links

Individual references

  1. a b – Fleet(memento of 7 February 2006 in the Internet Archive) (English) retrieved 22 January 2015