MAF Papua New Guinea Facts

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. A country of immense beauty, cultural and biological diversity, it’s known for its beaches and coral reefs. Inland are active volcanoes, granite Mt. Wilhelm, dense rainforest, huge swamps and hiking routes like the Kokoda Trail. There are also traditional tribal villages, many with their own languages.

MAF Papua New Guinea

Since 1951 MAF’s operations in Papua New Guinea has provided essential air transport to isolated communities located in some of the most rugged terrains in the world. PNG’s unique topography and poor infrastructure mean that for hundreds of villages in the catchment area of an airstrip, MAF provides essential and viable access to the outside world and the help and hope needed by many people in bush communities.

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in 2019 our aircraft flew 4.735 hours in total. This means almost 200 days of continuous (24/7) flying!

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in 2019 our aircraft flew 9.720 sectors, which means 9.720 safe take-offs and landings. In average this means our aircraft visits 26 communities each day to bring hope and help to an remote community.

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in 2019 our aircraft carried 35.988 passengers, e.g. pastors and missionaries, health and community workers, teachers and students and just ordinary citizens, to overcome the mountainous and swampy terrain of PNG.

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in 2019 our aircraft carried 1.996.821 kilogramms of cargo, e.g. hundreds of plywood or roofing iron sheets and other construction materials, exercise books and medicine, food and soap, to only name a few. And then you still need to add the passengers' cargo allowance to that number!

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in 2019 our aircraft flew a total of 929.615km (501.951nm). That’s more than 23 times around the globe.

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in 2019 the MAF PNG fleet consisted of 9 Cessna Caravan C208, which means we now operate a single-type fleet compared to all the years before where we operated different types of aircraft.

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in 2019 MAF PNG was run by 134 dedicated staff members, 99 of them being Papua New Guineans and 35 being expats.

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in 2019 MAF PNG teamed up with 107 partner organisations.

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in 2019 our aircraft landed on 213 different airstrips. This means we'd rank at about number 10 on a world wide statistic lead by United Airlines, Delta or Lufthansa.

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in 2019 we flew 210 medical evacuation flights, but actually transported 375 critical ill persons to hospital.

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in 2019 we subsidised flights for church and mission work with about K500.000 (UD$143.000).

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in 2019 our pilots sold hundreds of Buk Baibles and solar powered audio Bibles at remote villages. The hunger for God's Word is immense out there and so is the impact of the believers.