Asia Pacific Airlines (PNG)

Asia Pacific Airlines, a subsidiary of National Jet Express, is a domestic and international airline based in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea. Founded in 1991, the airline originally operated under the name Fubilan Air Transport between 1996 and 2000. With a focused team of 42 employees, the company operates mainly from its primary hub at Tabubil Airport. Its fleet comprises three Bombardier Dash 8-100 aircraft, designed to carry up to 36 passengers. The airline is particularly important for connecting various cities within Papua New Guinea and also extends its services to Cairns, Australia. Known for its efficiency and safety record, Asia Pacific Airlines has become a crucial player in the region’s aviation industry.


The airline operates domestic flights connecting key cities and regions in Papua New Guinea such as Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Mount Hagen, Goroka, Wewak, Hoskins, Rabaul, Buka, Kavieng, Manus, and Alotau. It also provides international services to Cairns and Horn Island in Queensland, Australia. These connections are essential for both business and leisure travelers, as well as for facilitating trade.


The Asia Pacific Airlines fleet is made up of three Bombardier Dash 8-100 aircraft, each with a seating capacity of 36 passengers. These aircraft are versatile and efficient, making them well-suited for the airline’s domestic and international routes.