27 Jun 2007

Bougainville air services back to normal after bomb threat leads to temporary suspension of services

7:12 pm on 27 June 2007

Air services to the Papua New Guinea autonomous province of Bougainville have returned to normal after a bomb threat led to the suspension of the Tuesday Air Niugini flight.

The threat was delivered to both the Civil Aviation Authority and the airline's

headquarters in Port Moresby on tueswday morning.

The National newspaper says a three-page, handwritten letter said Buka runway had been damaged and that "high risk materials" had been placed at the terminal.

But the head of the Bougainville police intelligence team, Eugene Masiu, says they were able to assure Port Moresby about security at Buka and air services are now back to normal