Update on international flights to Papua New Guinea

International flights to Papua New Guinea are operating but at limited capacity. You can fly to Port Moresby (Jacksons International Airport – POM) from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and Pacific Islands (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia).

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40%–80% off airfares to/from Papua New Guinea

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Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Amsterdam to Port Moresby€1620€520
London to Port Moresby€1440€600
Moscow to Port Moresby€1580€810
Dallas to Port Moresby$1460€680
Los Angeles to Port Moresby€1730€790
(1) Average price in popular search websites
(2) Average price sent to Air Traveler Club members

Best time to fly to Papua New Guinea?Here are the cheapest months/days to book flights

The best time to book cheap flights to Papua New Guinea tends to be during the low season December through March. PNG’s off-peak season takes place at the same time as the wet season – these months are notorious for rain, with high temperatures and high humidity. Travel is not popular, and with significantly fewer visitors everything (including air tickets) is cheaper. If you’d like to avoid unstable weather, the shoulder season – April and November – is also a good option. It’s a transitional time that sees less rain than the wet season, but it’s still possible to find great flight deals.

Timing is everything

Bear in mind that plane tickets usually don’t get cheaper closer to the departure date. Even these reasonably priced flights in the low season sell out quite far ahead of the date of travel – it pays to book your ticket well in advance. The best time to buy can vary among airlines but the golden time for domestic flights usually falls between 3 weeks and 8 weeks before the departure. For international flights, give yourself even more time: start checking ticket prices at least 2-6 months beforehand.

There is one main rule airlines’ price algorithm use: the fewer seats an airline has left on a flight, the more expensive those available seats will be. Knowing how the flight ticket pricing work, will give you an advantage when booking the next flight. Watch this video to learn about the science behind the airline pricing strategies:

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The flight price calendar below is a good starting point if you want to find the cheapest possible airfare for your route. The prices are updated almost in real time. We’ve only listed three popular routes as examples – feel free to change them.

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8 most effective travel & flight hacks for Papua New Guinea

  1. Fly in the low and shoulder season. Flying to Papua New Guinea during the low season (December through March) is one easy way to save money on flights. Papua New Guinea's low season takes place at the same time as the wet season – these months are notorious for rain, with high temperatures and high humidity. Travel is not popular, and with significantly fewer visitors everything (including air tickets) is cheaper. If you'd like to avoid unstable weather, the shoulder season – April and November –  is also a good option. It's a transitional time that sees less rain than the wet season, but it's still possible to find great flight deals. The country’s dry season – June through to October – is also its high season for travel, and it may be quite difficult to find cheap flights.
  2. Use local airlines. Papua New Guinea is a challenging country for getting around. Flying is often the most convenient mode of transport, and there are plenty of local airlines that will take you to remote places. Book in advance to get the lowest prices on domestic flights.
  3. Plan for delays. Domestic flights in Papua are often delayed due to the weather. You should plan to add a day or two to your itinerary if it involves local flights, from Port Moresby to other PNG's airports.
  4. Avoid the last flight connection of the day. Even in the post-pandemic world sudden flight cancellations may still take place. When flying domestically, try not to book the last flight out of your connecting airport. In case of a cancellation, the airline will obviously put you on its next flight, but it will require an overnight stay and arrival a day later.
  5. Watch for a good sale. Most airlines publish their web promotions frequently. To get a great bargain be sure to watch the airline sales over the course of several weeks.
  6. Join Air Traveler Club. A proven way to get great prices on flights to Papua New Guinea is to become a member of the Air Traveler Club. It is free to join, and deals that the members get every week are priced at least 40% below the average airfare for a given route. Some of these 'hacker fares' can save you up to 80% (!) on your next flight.
  7. Lost baggage prevention. Avoid lost luggage nightmares by removing old tags on your suitcases. Tags are printed with a barcode which is used for identification and tracking – so the old tags can really confuse baggage handlers and the conveyor belt scanners. They are one of the reasons so many bags miss their flight or get misrouted.
  8. DM instead of the call center. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service. If the problem arises, social media is usually a faster way to contact a real human that can answer your questions. Don't count too much on airline call centers, they are usually super busy.
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