Nauru Airlines

Nauru Airlines suspends flights except single fortnightly service to Brisbane

The fortnightly Brisbane-Nauru-Brisbane services will commence Friday 20 March 2020.

RNZ Pacific all arrivals will be required to spend 14 days in transitional accommodation before being allowed into the community.

"Nauru is particularly vulnerable to the threat of the coronavirus. The global impact indicates that should this virus enter Nauru, the results could be devastating," the government said in a statement.

"Our first and foremost objective is to protect our people."

President Lionel Aingimea has declared a national emergency.


Nauru Airlines suspends flights to Marshall Islands and Kiribati

In response to the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in relation to Coronavirus, the RMI has suspended all international air travel until 22 March 2020, effective immediately.

Nauru Airlines CEO Geoff Bowmaker said the airline was complying with the various health advisory requirements of each of the countries through which it flies to help keep residents and visitors safe from Coronavirus. 

Nauru Airlines celebrates 50 years of flying

The leisure fares were announced in parliament on 28 January by the airline’s Deputy Minister Asterio Appi to enable more Nauruans to enjoy holidays abroad.

Nauru’s airline was established on 17 September 1969 as Air Nauru and started operations on 14 February 1970.

It went through a series of rebranding including Our Airline in October 2006.

Today it flies as Nauru Airlines and operates five Boeing 737- 300 aircrafts.

Nauru Airlines to replace two older planes

New routes for Nauru Airlines will include Taiwan.

President Aingimea also announced changes to the colours and features of the national carrier where the blue waves will be replaced by black and red breasted frigate birds to reflect Nauru’s connection with the bird which is also featured on the national crest.

The changes are all part of the vision to diversify the economy, the President reaffirmed.
The frigate bird is a sacred bird and is held in high esteem in Nauru’s culture and tradition.

Several changes to Nauru Airlines schedule

A statement said notably amongst these are the cessation of flights to Pohnpei and Honiara.

These destinations have been withdrawn due to very low passenger numbers flying to these destinations.

Ceasing the Honiara stops will re-create quicker and direct services between Nauru and Brisbane.

The twice-weekly flights connecting the Northern Pacific and Nauru to Fiji will continue with the added benefit of moving to better day, time and hours of travel with a spread across the week that will offer customers convenient options.

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The carrier said the destinations have been withdrawn because of low passenger numbers, making the flights commercially non-viable.

It said ceasing the Honiara stop will create a quicker, direct service between Nauru and Brisbane.

The airline said it'll add flights from Nauru to Majuro, a destination that's been growing in popularity.


Nauru Airlines board sacked by govt amid review

Chief executive Geoff Bowmaker said he was appointed in mid-August after Peter Sheehan had his contract terminated.

The board has been replaced and some senior managers have also been let go, Mr Bowmaker said.

In an email, the chief executive said the changes were part of a government review of Nauru Airlines' status.

Nauru's newly-elected President, Lionel Aingimea, has promised an administrative overhaul under his leadership.


Nauru Airlines to undergo internationally recognised safety audit

Mr Jensen said Nauru Airlines would take part in the audit ahead of the airline applying to become a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“Our next major safety and standards project will be an IATA-Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), which is regarded by the industry as the global benchmark for safety management.

“The IOSA is expected to proceed in October, as a precursor to Nauru Airlines applying to become a member of the IATA, which will be a major boost for our airline.

New international airline for Tonga through Nauru partnership

Real Tonga offers domestic flights throughout the Tongan islands, while Nauru Airlines, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in February, currently services seven countries across the Pacific with its fleet of five aircraft.

Managing Director of Real Tonga Tevita Palu said the new arrangement introduces the commencement of international operations which to date have been serviced by foreign carriers.

Nauru Airlines in exciting new era of growth and success

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Tuesday announced the results from the biennial audit, which took place over the last week. A statement issued by the airline’s board revealed, “It was a very comprehensive and professional audit and resulted in a satisfactory outcome, of which all staff can be proud.”

Mr Adeang explained the audit had been scheduled since early December and is an instrumental part of operating any airline to ensure safety and accountability.