Saturday, 23 June 2018

Skymark Airlines set to start Saipan service

Saipan and Palau in the south Pacific look likely to get a new air service from Japan as the Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines says it will introduce a service to the islands.

The initial plans are for Skymark will operate charter flights to Saipan, in the Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau, this year, with a scheduled services following next year.

The carrier will use a 737-800 on the service and according to local media is starting the charter flights after the island governments approached the low-cost carrier to establish the air route.  The request follows Delta Air Lines termination of the route last month.

Micronesian islands are major tourist destinations, particularly with people from Japan, around 52,000 Japanese tourists visited Saipan last year, however, the figure was down on previous numbers because of the reduced air services. 


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