Air Marshall Islands

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Air Marshall Islands
Air Marshall Islands.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
CW MRS MARSHALL ISLANDS
Founded 1980
Hubs Marshall Islands International Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 21
Company slogan Flying to Blue Horizons
Headquarters Majuro
Website airmarshallislands.net
Air Marshall Islands Saab 2000 at Funafuti International Airport, Tuvalu (1996)
Air Marshall Islands Dornier 228 at Majuro Airport 2012
Open cockpit

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 Central 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]

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.[3]

Air Marshall Islands has offices providing reservations and flight information services at Majuro, Ebeye and Kwajalein.[4]

Fleet[edit]

The Air Marshall Islands fleet consists of the following turboprop aircraft (as of August 2016):[5]

Air Marshall Islands Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 8-100 1
Total 1 0

The airline's fleet previously included the following turboprop aircraft (as of December 2015):[6]

Historical fleet[edit]

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.[7] 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 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.[8] In addition, GAF Nomad STOL capable turboprop aircraft were previously operated as well.[9]

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. ^ "Air Marshall Islands". Alternative Airlines. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "General Information". Air Marshall Islands, Inc. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 20. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Giff (July 2013). "Air Marshall faces difficult future". Islands Business. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Official Airline Guide, Oct. 1993 edition, Kwajalein (KWA) and Majuro (MAJ) flight schedules for Air Marshall Islands and Continental Air Micronesia
  8. ^ http://www.airliners.net, photos of Air Marshall Islands DC-8, HS 748 and Saab 2000 aircraft
  9. ^ http://www.airmarshallislands.net

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