Airlines to start flights to remote Papuan regency

Two airlines will begin flights to Boven Digoel, a remote regency in Papua bordering Papua New Guinea.

Boven Digul regent Yusak Yaluwo said Sunday that the planned service by Susi Air and Merpati Air would attract investors to the area.

Both airlines plan to ply the route after the local administration upgraded Mindiptana Airport and laid asphalt on the runway last year. Until then, the airport had a grass airstrip, with only light aircraft landing.

The administration is also upgrading Bomakia Airport, which is equally needed as the subdistrict has the highest population in the regency.

Source: Antara

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