Tinian: A boomtown against the backdrop of global economic collapse

Saipan — In 2018, a $21-million lease agreement was inked between the United States and the CNMI, making Tinian an alternative landing site for U.S. Air Force planes in case the airfield at Anderson Air Force Base on Guam becomes unavailable for any reason.

The plan, which started in 2016, involved the development of the Pacific Air Force Divert and Exercise airport.

Sen Jude U. Hofschneider

With increased military presence, infrastructure development, a spike in demand for workforce and a significant wave of commercial activity have been on the rise on Tinian.

According to Tinian Sen. Jude Untalan Hofschneider, the decision to choose Tinian as the USAF divert field is a tremendous accomplishment for both the CNMI and USAF.