Papua New Guinea to launch air service

March 15, 2004 at 10:47 PM

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, March 15 (UPI) -- Papua New Guinea's Efata Papua Airline will launch its service March 18, using a Boeing 727 once used by Yugoslavia's late President Josip Broz Tito.

The privately-owned airline's flight will serve Jakarta, capital of neighboring Indonesia, an Jayapura in Papua three times a week, the Jakarta Post reported.

Of the 150 seats in the plane, 138 will be economy class and the other 12 business class, a spokesman said.

Efata Papua, controlled by several Papuan businessmen, is one of a dozen new carriers that have sprung up since Indonesia's airline sector was deregulated four years ago.

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