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.
The statistics below are based on 365 days per year, although we recognise that MAF programmes do not fly every day. Also, 2020 was a year highly impacted by restrictions on domestic and international travel due to the pandemic and therefore, numbers are lower than in the previous years. But God has been faithful and still we could serve the people in remote Papua New Guinea to bring help, hope and healing in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.