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User currently offlineIAHTowTeam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2256 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????

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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2249 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.

[Edited 2005-04-11 00:36:18]

User currently offlineIAHTowTeam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

weird seein as all the money goes to the same place....

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4879 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Air Mike is a wholly owned subsidiary of CO. It has nothing to do with route authorities.

CO Micronesia was marketed as such for the benefits of the Federated States of Micronesia, so they had a "national" carrier. It is now all marketed as just Continental.



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User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1997 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.

LPLAspotter

[Edited 2005-04-11 12:34:00]


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User currently offlineLatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1947 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 3):
Air Mike is a wholly owned subsidiary of CO. It has nothing to do with route authorities.

Perhaps now, yes, but that wasn't always the case. A company called United Micronedia Development Fund owned part of CO Micronesia, CO bought the remaining shares from UMDA in 1997.


User currently onlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1602 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1943 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


User currently offline9844 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

CO should just sell AIRMIC since they could care less about growing the airline.
In fact over the last 10 years AIRMIC has given away most of the cargo and even some of there more profitable routes..


User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4282 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Quoting 9844 (Reply 7):
CO should just sell AIRMIC since they could care less about growing the airline.

Why would CO sell its most profitable division?



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Does CO Mike have their own website?

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offline9844 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Quoting Avek00 (Reply 8):
Why would CO sell its most profitable division?

AIR MIC is an after thought for CAL. You are right AIRMIC makes money. However CAL has been piece mealing away cargo and a few selected routes.

IE: Saipan Nagoya...AIRMIC Used to service the route with a DC-10. Now they no longer fly the route.NWA has taken the route and services it with a 757-200.

Now there is rumor that the GUM HNL will be down graded with a 757. Removing the 767...Another Container loader gone>


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

i highly doubt that they will downgrade HNL
the amount of cargo and pax is to great to downgrade



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

i htink you may have misunderstood a response i may have put in another post....i was adding that with the new winglets on the 757.....what about adding a year-round second flight on the 757


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User currently offline9844 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1673 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.

When I see the next crew bid I will know then.


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3451 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting 9844 (Reply 13):
Cape Air dep 03:30am.Would be the remaining service. Don't know how that can work?

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Bruno 9K
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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3596 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1445 times:
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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?

No.


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