Air Niugini continues to lie through its teeth.
Instead of acknowledging the fact the pilots and other crew have conducted a stop work, Air Niugini management continues to peddle the line that there are fuel and mechanical problems affecting the functions of the airline.
Air Niugini sources said starting yesterday, Papua New Guinean pilots called in sick forcing several flights to be cancelled or delayed.
Still the company refuses to acknowledge the industrial action taken by pilots. The Pilots are calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister.