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Saipan Air to launch on 01-Jul-2012 with service to Tokyo Narita and Beijing

18-May-2012 11:04 AM

Saipan Air, scheduled to commence operations on 01-Jul-2012, stated (16-May-2012) it will initially operate daily service from Saipan to Tokyo Narita and four times weekly service to Beijing. From Aug-2012, it will operate daily to Osaka and three times weekly to Shenyang. Saipan Air will use a Boeing 757-200 for the Tokyo Narita, Beijing, and Shenyang services and 737-400 equipment to Osaka. The carrier also plans to offer service to Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hong Kong and Taipei in the future. The carrier, as reported by Radio New Zealand International, stated it expects to bring in an additional 50,000 tourists to the Northern Marianas p/a and inject up to USD100 million into the local economy on an annual basis. [more - original PR]