Board Chairman Sir Fredrick Raiher announced this in Lae, when launching Link P-N-G's service, yesterday.
The aircrafts are owned by Air Niugini but will operate under Link PNG, servicing mainly the smaller airports like Kundiawa, Mendi, Hoskins among others, whilst the parent company, Air Niugini concentrate on the major cities and international flights.
This is to improve reliability and efficient air transport services to the people in the smaller provinces.
All the Dash 8 aircraft got different name, Link PNG written on them and NOT air niugini but will still carry the picture of bird of paradise on their tails.
Air Niugini said is to give confidence to passengers because Air Niugini has its own reputation in terms of safety.
The first aircraft that was commissioned as Link PNG made its inaugural flight to Hoskins and Rabaul from Nadzap airport in Lae in the morning and to Port Moresby in the evening yesterday.
Meantime, the company is not fully structured as yet, and that means the current flight operations, cabin crews and engineers of Air Niugini will continue to provide their service for both Air Niugini and Link PNG until it is fully structured.