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Flights to Papua New Guinea

The best price found from United States to Papua New Guinea is on September 22nd, 2015, travelling with . See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

Washington Dulles
from US$1133.00
Port Moresby

Getting around by air

Airports & Airlines

The good thing about flying into PNG is that you don’t have to shop around too much looking for a ticket. Currently, the only international airport is Port Moresby’s Jacksons Airport (POM). For years (and years) there has been talk of Mt Hagen, Lae and Alotau reopening for international flights – if they do, flights will probably be to/from Cairns (Australia).

Presently only three companies sell tickets to PNG but it looks likely that newbie Travel Air will join them sometime in the next year or two.


The Pacific

Air Niugini flies to Nadi (Fiji) via Honiara (Solomon Islands). The only other way of getting to PNG from the Pacific is via Australia.


There are no flights between PNG and neighbouring Indonesia. Garuda Indonesia and a couple of Indonesia’s new budget airlines do fly to Jayapura, just across the border from PNG.

Air Niugini has weekly flights between Port Moresby and Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Apart from Tokyo (Saturday only), there are at least three flights a week to and from these cities.

Australia & New Zealand

Papua New Guinea is well connected to three Australian cities: Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney. Australians and New Zealanders will need to make their way to one of these cities for an onward flight to Port Moresby.


Flying via Australia is the obvious way to get to PNG from the UK, Ireland or continental Europe, and is especially attractive given the plethora of cheap deals on offer.

The other option is flying to Singapore, then on to Port Moresby. There is normally some sort of deal. The Singapore option is obviously shorter, but coming via Australia gives you far more flexibility with onward connections. In 2011 AirFrance and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines signed an e-ticketing agreement that allows baggage to be checked through to Port Moresby.

The USA & Canada

There are a couple of options from North America: fly to Australia, then on to Port Moresby; or fly to Narita (Tokyo), Hong Kong, Manila or Singapore, then on to Port Moresby.

Flights To Port Moresby

The prices given are for return Air Niugini flights and include all taxes. Bookings made well in advance can be up to 40% cheaper (‘wantok’ fares) than the standard ‘paradise’ rates listed here.



Cost (A$)


Brisbane 11 weekly$624Air Niugini, Airlines PNG, Qantas
Cairns9 weekly $485Air Niugini, Airlines PNG, Qantas
Honiara 3 weekly$1020Air Niugini
Hong Kong3 weekly$1092Air Nuigini
Nadi 3 weekly$865Air Niugini
Manila 3 weekly$1138Air Niugini
Singapore 4 weekly$1028Air Niugini
Sydney2 weekly$1076Air Niugini, Airlines PNG, Qantas
Tokyo1 weekly$1005Air Niugini