Link PNG (Port Moresby) will launch its first scheduled flights to Komo, a town in central Papua New Guinea (PNG), when services begin from Port Moresby on November 19.

In adding Komo to its network, the regional carrier, which is a subsidiary of national airline Air Nuigini, will now fly to 12 destinations.

Initially, the service will operate 2x weekly, departing the PNG capital city at 1015L before touching down in Komo 90 minutes later. The Dash 8-300-operated flights will turnaround in 25 minutes and will arrive back in Port Moresby at 1340L.

Interestingly, check-in for flights from Komo will be performed at the town's train station. Link PNG General Manager Bruce Alabaster said: "Only passengers with valid tickets will be issued with boarding passes, and will be transported by bus to Komo Airport."