MAF Prioritizes Service in Papua Remote Areas

An aircraft operated by MAF in West Papua -
An aircraft operated by MAF in West Papua –

Jayapura, Jubi – The Sentani-based Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) airline is giving priority in providing services to Papua remote community such as transporting the building materials and teachers to the remote areas.

“We have three services, but the most important is to serve the community needs. There is much kind of people’s needs. Sometimes we loaded our planes with cargo of several of things, including the both living and dead animals or building materials such as roof, cement, glass, tiles and nails except woods,” the Director of MAF in Indonesia, David Holsten, said in Sentani on Friday (4/9/2015).

“So, if the government wants to build schools at Papua remote areas, sometimes MAF brought the building materials out there,” he said. Besides the building materials, MAF also loaded and transported rice, cooking oil, instant noodles and clothes to Papua remote areas. According to him, the airline is mostly serving the rural areas of Papua that almost have no connecting road to facilitate access to the people in the Papua remote areas. “Well, there are some road accesses in the remote areas but the rain often cause the landslide and make the road couldn’t be used anymore,” he said.

He also added that MAF is also often transporting the teachers who assigned in the remote areas.
“We load the building materials and foods for almost everyday,” he added. (*/rom)