Dear MAF Friends, Family, Partners,
 
We would like to thank you for your patience as we have been working through the challenges of Covid-19 along with our own safety review following recent incidents.
 
The condition of the rural airstrips still plays a significant role in limiting our flight operations. The MAF team has committed to re-surveying every airstrip to which we operate, and then completing an evaluation (Risk Assessment) of that survey data.  This Risk Assessments will result in our making a decision as to whether or not we can provide service to a particular airstrip.
The communities will be given an update on what actions need to be taken should their airstrip not meet the MAF International Standards.  
In all cases, it is ultimately the responsibility of the community to ensure that their airstrip is maintained in a proper manner to include keeping the grass mowed and clearways clear of obstructions (trees and brush).
 
As of 1-July 2020, we are intending to begin limited passenger operations to airstrips that have been surveyed and successfully passed the Risk Assessment. The current list of airstrips that have passed the process is listed below.

It should be noted that MAF will be complying with the mandates set forth by the government under the National Pandemic Act, and therefore will be requiring appropriate hygiene and social distancing (including wearing of masks while on the plane and collection of temperature readings prior to boarding and disembarking). Passengers will also need to plan on completing an Air Passenger Travel Form which will be provided by MAF Staff.
 
Please note that questions regarding airstrips/bookings will only be handled through our [email protected] email address which will ensure that your request can be answered in a timely fashion.  
 
Thank you again for your partnership and prayers for MAF as we move forward into the “new normal” of operations here in Papua New Guinea.
 
Blessings,
PNG Country Director
 
 
 
Airstrips currently open for operations:
 
Aiyura
Balimo
Chimbu
Daru
Finschhafen
Fuma
Goroka
Hesalibi
Kairik
Kawito
Kiunga
Kompiam
Lumi
Madang
Malamaunda
Morehead
Mougulu
Mount Hagen
Nadzab
Nomad River
Port Moresby
Suabi
Tabubil
Tadji
Telefomin
Vanimo
Wabo
Wewak
 
Airstrips that have been surveyed and are in the Risk Assessment Process – Opening date not yet determined
 
Ambunit
Andakombe
Guwasa
Haia
Karimui
Kol
Manu
Marawaka
Norambi
Ok Isai
Owena
Pyarulama
Samban
Simbai
Simogu
Sindeni
Tekin
Tsendiap
Yagiap
Yambaitok
Yenkisa
 
Airstrips currently on the survey schedule – date for survey not yet determined
 
Ali
Anguganak
April River
Arufi
Blackwara
Bosavi
Debepari
Dodomona
Eleme
Eliptamin
Green River
Hauna
Hayfield
Honinabi
Huya
Kapal
Kiriwo
Kondobal
Lake Campbell
Maramuni
Miyanmin
Moropote
Muluma
Munbil
Nungwaia
Nuku
Oksapmin
Rumginae
Sangera
Sibilanga
Sisamin
Suki
Upiara
Walagu
Wanikipa
Wasua
Wawoi Falls
Wuvulu
Yapsie
Yatoam

We know there are many airstrips not yet listed in one of these categories. Surveying more than 200 airstrips is quite a task. Please bear with us. Thank you.