IAHTowTeam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2126 times:
I was just wondering....why distinguish between the two, Continental and Continental Micronesia....why not just call it all Continental??? I am thinking maybe because of payscales and such, costs in general????
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2119 times:
I think that they keep the two airlines separate because CO Mike has some specific rights for routes that only they have, and I would hazard a guess that they might lose them if their operating certificate was changed to CO proper.
However, as I'm sure you know, that's about the only difference between the two airlines. CO Mike uses regular CO aircraft, with normal CO uniforms (although I believe they wear a different scarf), and CO flight numbers.
There aren't even any special titles on the aircraft. I don't even think that there is anything on the outside of the plane that says "operated by Continental Micronesia" like one would see on many express carriers.
LPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
The pilots do have different wings. It has the old flag of the Trust Territory on it. At least that was the case when I last flew them in 2001. They also have a different in-flight magazine called Pacifica. It is mostly written in Japanese.
Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 3): CO Micronesia was marketed as such for the benefits of the Federated States of Micronesia, so they had a "national" carrier
When living in Micronesia, a favorite topic at the sakau markets was why Air Mike had almost exclusive rights to some routes while some airlines (I can only think of Aloha) was denied landing rights in PNI. The most frequent response was that the FSM politicians were receiving kickbacks from CO Micronesia so they would not allow Aloha to fly in.
I'm only repeating what I hear. This could be totally false, but it is a commonly held belief in the FSM (especially PNI). Also, note that Air Nauru (ON) flew into PNI on its way to GUM and MNL, so Air Mike did not have exclusive rights on the PNI-GUM route for the number of years ON operated this sector.
COSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
Yes UMDA 7% Share was Sold to CO after the Death of UMDA and DHL Founder Larry Hillbloom...Pilots are CO Pilots FA's And Ground Staff work for AirMike...9 737-800 Operate on the Airmike Cert 767's on CO...AQ flew HNL-KWA-MAJ-HNL...ON Did fly INU-PNI-GUM-MNL FSM can grant landing right to anyone they want... Palau Micronesia AIr was supposed to fly but lasted less than one month on GUM-ROR-MNL and ROR-DRW, YAP-ROR Flights ..
I Dont think there is a big demand in or out of the FSM...and Marshalls..as
They have been less slow to Develop as ROR, GUM, SPN
ROR has several airlines now Far East Air Transport, Asiana, JAL, Manderin some new hotels are going up and they are on CBS with Survivor Palau
9844 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1543 times:
Here is another one. AIR MIC CEO lives in Houston! There is also talk about 737 jet service being eliminated between Saipan and Guam.Cape Air dep 03:30am.Would be the remaining service. Don't know how that can work? I believe the 737 jet service connects Saipan with T-2 and T-961.
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3551 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1315 times:
Quoting CALMSP (Reply 11): i highly doubt that they will downgrade HNL
the amount of cargo and pax is to great to downgrade
I agree. The amount of mail carried warrants the use of the 767. CO is the only one with daily service to GUM and they carry at least 3-4 LD-8s plus a couple more LD-2s full of mail. Mail headed for Guam and CNMI have their own covered area at the post office. Lots of guaranteed money there. I've been seeing the amount of pax boarding the flight and it looks like they got some good loads.
Quoting Doona (Reply 9): Does CO Mike have their own website?