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Papua New Guinea’s rugged, mountainous terrain makes road construction challenging, and though the total national road network is over 19,00km, less than 4% is paved. The country is heavily reliant on shipping and water transport. The principal ports are Alotau, Port Moresby, Madang, Wewak, Rabaul, Kieta and Momote. River transport is important for domestic transport of both freight and passengers, and the River Sepik is used for this purpose extensively. The primary international airport is Port Moresby at Jackson Field, and domestic flights operate to all established city centres. The other two airports that function as international gateways are Lae and Mount Hagen. The national carrier, Air Niugini, flies to a number of countries, while several other airlines, like Airlines PNG, operate both international and domestic flights, as well as some charter services. Other airlines, such as Qantas from Australia, offer international connections. As is the case with many government operations, the government is considering the privatisation of Air Niugini.