Cheap Flights to Papua New Guinea

Surrounded by exotic fish and blue waves, Papua New Guinea is a tropic island nation, floating in the South Pacific Ocean. Known for their beautiful beaches, diverse flora and fauna, and fun outdoor activities, these islands attract hundreds of international tourists each year. Indeed, it's a paradise on earth for nature lovers!

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Best Time to Book a Flight to Papua New Guinea

Located south of the equator, Papua New Guinea has a tropical climate, featuring a dry season and wet one. Most visitors opt to visit between May and October, when festivals are happening, weather is cooler, and rainfall occurs less frequently. The months to avoid are December into May, PNG's wet season, especially in the Highlands. Meanwhile, November and April are the Shoulder Season, marked by warm, humid weather and increasing risk of showers.

Airports in Papua New Guinea

Jacksons International Airport

Papua New Guinea's only international airport is Jacksons International Airport (POM) in the capital city of Port Moresby. POM is a small two-terminal airport. Its Domestic Terminal hosts regional flights by Air Niugini and PNG Air, while the International Terminal facilitates travel to Manila, Brisbane, Sydney, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Within Papua New Guinea, there are few paved roads, so reaching your hotel is easiest by public motor vehicles (shared minivans), local buses, or even boats.

Other Domestic Airports

While Port Moresby's Jacksons International Airport (POM) is the main airport in Papua New Guinea, regional airports play important roles in domestic travel. A handful of these airports are Hoskins Airport (HKN), Lae Nadzab Airport (LAE), Mount Hagen Airport (HGU), and Rabaul Airport (RAB). These airports receive service from a number of national airlines, most notably Air Niugini, PNG Air, and Travel Air, making island-to-island travel relatively stress-free.

Airlines That Fly to Papua New Guinea

A handful of domestic and international airlines fly to and from Papua New Guinea, including:

  • Air Niugini
  • MAF
  • North Coast Aviation
  • Philippine Airlines
  • PNG Air
  • Qantas
  • Travel Air
  • Virgin Australia

What to See and Do in Papua New Guinea

From far and wide, travellers venture into Papua New Guinea to experience its lush, diverse landscape. With mountains and valleys in The Highlands, coral reefs around The Northern Coast, and beaches encircled by dense rainforest on The Islands, PNG is a vibrant feast for the eyes. Popular activities here revolve around the nation's natural wonders. Scuba diving, surfing, hiking, and fishing are all beloved pastimes. Cultural festivals also happen frequently and feature dazzling displays of song, energetic dances, and colourful costumes. For dining, the traditional cuisine is hearty, but not overly spicy. Many dishes are cooked using underground ovens. Looking for accommodations in Papua New Guinea? Skyscanner offers the best PNG hotel listings.

Flights to Papua New Guinea - Destinations

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