Star Marianas Air

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Star Marianas Air
Star Marianas Air logo
Founded2008 (2008)
AOC #1SMA230M[1]
HubsTinian International Airport
Focus cities
Fleet size12
Company sloganHafa Adai!
HeadquartersTinian Municipality, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA
Websitewww.starmarianasair.com

Star Marianas Air, Inc. is a U.S. commuter airline headquartered at Tinian International Airport in Tinian Municipality, Northern Mariana Islands.[2] It operates scheduled and charter passenger service in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, both U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean.

History[edit]

Star Marianas Air is named after four islands that constitute the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Aguigan, and Rota.[3]

Star Mariana's Air was founded in 2008 and was approved by the FAA on April 1, 2009 to operate in the Northern Mariana Islands . The first flight took place on 2 April 2009 between the islands Tinian and Saipan with a Piper PA-32. [1]

In 2010, three more Piper PA-32s were purchased, doubling the fleet from three to six aircraft. In 2013, the first of five Piper PA-31s was acquired and charter flights were added to the islands of Rota and Guam .

In June 2014, the airline was authorized by the FAA and the United States Department of Transportation to operate scheduled flights from Saipan Airport to Rota and Tinian Airports . Previously, there were only charter flights. [2]

In 2016, the fleet was again expanded to seven Piper PA-32 and five Piper PA-31. In addition, since then an average of 200 flights per day are being carried out.

Destinations[edit]

Star Marianas Air flies to four destinations, including Saipan International Airport, Rota International Airport, Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (near Hagåtña, Guam), and Tinian International Airport.[4]

Fleet[5][edit]

Type Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee 6 7 0 5
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain 5 0 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". av-info.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ "Star Marianas Air - Company Information". Star Marianas Air. Retrieved 12 August 2017. Our corporate offices are located at Hangar One on West Tinian International Airport on the beautiful island of Tinian.
  3. ^ "Star Marianas Air - Company Information". Star Marianas Air. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Star Marianas Air - Passenger Flight Schedule". Star Marianas Air. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Star Marianas Air - Our Fleet". Star Marianas Air. Retrieved 12 August 2017.