The Air Transport Division of the Department of Transport ensures that all government policies and relevant legislation on economic regulation of civil aviation are enforced and complied with to ensure all year round sustainable, cost-effective, efficient, safe and secure air transportation services are available and provided to the travelling public and the business community.

The division acts as the international representative in all air transport policy matters including international conventions and agreements and accordingly liaises with relevant government agencies and international organizations for the development and success of air transportation in Papua New Guinea.

The Air Transport Division is responsible for international and domestic air transport operations encompassing safety, security, market, policy, legislation and regulation.