Amata Kabua International Airport

Airport set to reopen

Airport set to reopen

GIFF JOHNSON Last weekend’s completion of renovation work at Amata Kabua International Airport’s main terminal has paved the way for resumption of air service by United Airlines in the near future, according to RMI Ports Authority. Tentative plans were in motion this week for passenger service to resume next week April 11. Passenger pickup and […]

Ports in overdrive for airport fix

Ports in overdrive for airport fix

GIFF JOHNSON Major changes are ongoing at Amata Kabua International Airport in the wake of United Airlines’ suspension of air service to the capital beginning last week Wednesday. But even with the emergency action that is moving with unprecedented speed, it appears that it could be March at the earliest that passenger service can be […]

United flights to Majuro halted

United flights to Majuro halted

GIFF JOHNSON A once in one thousand year natural disaster in Tonga last weekend broke its submarine fiber cable in two places, severing Tonga’s communication links to the outside world. Majuro, this week, also experienced a severing of links to the outside world in a different way. A man-made disaster in the form of lack […]

Tides flooding hits RMI, FSM

Tides flooding hits RMI, FSM

GIFF JOHNSON Ocean and lagoon water flooded the lowest lying areas for three straight days throughout the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia this past weekend and Monday, causing sparse damage but requiring big cleanups in their wake. The road by Amata Kabua International Airport in Majuro was halted periodically by incoming waves […]

United forced out of airport office

United forced out of airport office

GIFF JOHNSON RMI Ports Authority continues to be beset with problems. The latest? United Airlines moved out of its office in the main terminal of Amata Kabua International Airport earlier this week after it was determined the facility was unsafe for UA workers. Last week, a United worker reportedly “fell through the floor” on the […]

Can you spray that again?

Can you spray that again?

At the direction of the Chief Secretary and National Disaster Committee, the RMI EPA organized a vector team to decontaminate incoming cargo. All the mail that enters the RMI is subject to decontamination by the EPA vector team, said EPA General Manager Moriana Phillip. Mail arrives on pallets that teams spray. Then this large volume […]

Airport drill for plane crash

Airport drill for plane crash

ISAAC MARTY Fire fighters, policemen, nurses, doctors, and other first responders rushed to Amata Kabua International Airport for a plane crash response drill Tuesday night. This was the biannual Full-Scale Emergency Exercise (FSE) required by RMI Directorate of Civil Aviation and US Federal Aviation Administration, said RMI Ports Authority Airport Manager Thomas Maddison. The scenario […]

New airport plan outlined

New airport plan outlined

A plan is in motion to build a new airport terminal for Amata Kabua International, described as the oldest terminal in the Micronesia region. At an informational meeting about planning efforts for a new terminal held last Thursday at the RRE compound in Majuro, RMI Ports Authority officials and their Honolulu consulting firm, PRYZM Consulting, […]