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巴布亚新几内亚航空作为国家航空公司成立于1973年11月，巴布亚新几内亚政府控股60 %，其余股东分别是安捷航空（16 %），快达航空（12 %）和横贯澳大利亚航空（12 %）。
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Aircraft facts and figures
1973: In its first year, Air Niugini’s fleet of eight Fokker F27s and DC3s flew more than 27,000 hours.
1975: Two more F-27 Fokker Friendships were added, bringing the size of the fleet up to 10. Air Niugini began leasing Boeing 727s from Ansett and TAA for services to Brisbane, and a Boeing 707 from Qantas for a weekly service to Manila and Hong Kong.
1976: Four Fokker F28-1000 pure-jet aircraft were purchased. A Boeing 720B was leased from Tempair to replace the Boeing 727 and 707 aircraft.
1979: Air Niugini continued its fleet upgrade when it acquired another two Fokker F28s from Transair in Canada and grounded all DC3s. It relinquished the Tempair lease of the Boeing 720B and purchased two Boeing 707s.
1981/82: Three De Haviland Dash 7 aircraft were purchased and because of their S.T.O.L capabilities, these aircraft were expected to open new airports and take over all services operated by Fokker F27s.
1983: The Fokker F28 flew into Hoskins in West New Britain, heralding another milestone – Hoskins was the eleventh domestic port to get jet transport. At the same time, Dash 7s opened up services to Tari – another Highlands port.
1984: The two 707s were sold. An Airbus A300 was leased from TAA to operate the international services and added to Air Niugini’s fleet, which now consisted of five Fokker F28s-1000s and three Dash 7s.
1984-90: Air Niugini once again expanded its services by introducing additional Fokker F28s to its existing domestic fleet of eight F28s and two Dash 7s. A new Airbus A310 was purchased to replace the Airbus A300 leased from TAA – opening up the opportunity for the further expansion of routes.
Present day: Today the Air Niugini fleet consists of Boeing 767 and 737 jets for international routes along with Fokker F-100 aircraft while the Q400 and Dash 8 aircraft for the challenging terrain. The Fokker F-100 also flies to Cairns in Australia, Honiara, Solomon Islands and Port Vila, Vanuatu. The B737 operates some domestic flights to Manus and Lae.