Air Marshall Islands

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Air Marshall Islands
Air Marshall Islands.jpg
IATA
CW
ICAO
MRS
Callsign
MARSHALL ISLANDS
Founded 1980
Hubs Marshall Islands International Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 6
Company slogan Flying to Blue Horizons
Parent company Government of the Marshall Islands
Headquarters Majuro
Website airmarshallislands.com
At Majuro Airport 2012
Air Marshall Island Dornier 228.jpg
Open Cockpit.jpg

Air Marshall Islands is an airline based in Majuro, in the Marshall Islands. It is the flag carrier of the Marshall Islands, operating inter-island services in the South Pacific. Its main base is Marshall Islands International Airport, Majuro.

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1980 as Airline of the Marshall Islands and the current title was adopted in 1989. The airline is wholly owned by the Government of the Marshall Islands.

In January 2009, all flights were suspended while the airline's only plane, a 34-seat Bombardier Dash 8, suffered wing damage after colliding with a FAA antenna tower whilst being towed.[1] Replacement parts were ordered, but flights were further delayed when the replacement part that arrived in February was for the wrong wing.[2]

Air Marshall Islands now operates one Bombardier Dash 8 Q100 aircraft and one 19-seat Dornier Do 228.[3]

Services[edit]

The airline’s main base is at Majuro and operates flights to Bikini Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, Kwajalein Atoll, Rongelap Atoll and Jeh and Woja on Ailinglaplap Atoll. The flight schedule has most flights operating on a weekly basis.[4]

Air Marshall Islands has offices providing reservations and flight information services at Majuro, Ebeye and Kwajalein.[5]

Fleet[edit]

The Air Marshall Islands fleet includes the following regional turboprop aircraft (at March 2014):

Historically, according to the Official Airline Guide (OAG), Air Marshall Islands was operating a Douglas DC-8-62CF "Combi" jetliner as well as a Hawker Siddeley HS 748 turboprop aircraft during the 1990s.[6] The DC-8 Combi was operated in a mixed passenger/freight configuration and provided service linking Honolulu (HNL) with Kwajalein (KWA) and Majuro (MAJ) in competition with Continental Air Micronesia which was operating flights on the same routes with Boeing 727-200 aircraft at the time. Air Marshall Islands also operated a Saab 2000 high speed turboprop during the 1990s.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Giff (15 January 2009). "Air Marshall Islands only plane grounded". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.yokwe.net/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2338[dead link]
  3. ^ Johnson, Giff (July 2013). "Air Marshall faces difficult future". Islands Business. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Air Marshall Islands". Alternative Airlines. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "General Information". Air Marshall Islands, Inc. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Official Airline Guide, Oct. 1993 edition, Kwajalein (KWA) and Majuro (MAJ) flight schedules for Air Marshall Islands and Continental Air Micronesia
  7. ^ http://www.airliners.net, photos of Air Marshall Islands DC-8, HS 748 and Saab 2000 aircraft