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Air routes on Cabinet agenda

Air routes on Cabinet agenda

The RMI Aviation Task Force met for the first time with President Hilda Heine and members of her Cabinet last Thursday. The ATF briefed the President on work that has been ongoing through task force discussions with various air carriers and consideration of alternative air carriers and routes. A key concern is the high cost […]

Salome ends 35 years with UA

Salome ends 35 years with UA

The end of an era in United Airlines’ footprint in the Marshall Islands was announced last week by Burt Weilbacher, United’s senior regional manager for airport operations in Micronesia. United Airlines Majuro General Manager Salome Andrike retired effective last weekend after a 35-year career that spanned Continental Micronesia and later United Airlines service to the […]

RMI’s mail drought interrupted

RMI’s mail drought interrupted

Efforts of the Marshall Islands Aviation Task Force paid off with the arrival this past weekend of Nauru Airlines mail and cargo delivery flights from Guam and Honolulu. In a historic development, Nauru Airlines was chartered by United Airlines to fulfill the contact that United has with the US Postal Service to deliver mail to […]

United resumes Majuro service

United resumes Majuro service

United Airlines returned to handling passenger traffic for Majuro Monday this week with the evening Island Hopper flight from Guam. Earlier in the day Monday, RMI Ports Authority and the RMI government blessed the renovated main terminal building and a new fire truck that recently arrived. Acting President Jiba Kabua, US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral, and […]

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 […]

RMI escapes omicron spread

RMI escapes omicron spread

The RMI government continues to use both its quarantine facility in Arrak Majuro, as well as the Kwaj Lodge at Kwajalein for managing the quarantine of incoming repatriation groups. Although United Airlines is not taking passengers out of Majuro for now, it continues to stop in Majuro for refueling and to drop off repatriation groups.Last […]

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 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 […]