Caroline Islands Air to take over Yap-Palau route

Colonia-- United Airlines’ decision to suspend flights between Yap and Palau as of Jan. 7, has left a gaping hole in regional transportation, which now may be addressed.

Thursday afternoon, a delegation from FSM and Yap took off from Yap International Airport in the Harbin Y-12 airplane that was donated to Caroline Islands Air by China. CIA is the FSM government-subsidized airline. The group was headed to Palau to meet with their counterparts to review and sign an agreement for the small aircraft to take over the route.