DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7896 posts, RR: 14 Posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
I have always found Air Mike's operation to be interesting and unique. But I have a few questions...
They used to have a 7 stopper HNL-GUM and pretty much every place in between service on a 727-200. Now that the 727s are gone from the CO system is the service still operated and is it now with a 737-800?
Secondly. what is the current scope of the operation? How many weekly departures systemwide and from Guam. And if you have detailed fleet info... I know that they use 757s, 738's, and DC10s. After the DC-10s are retired will CO be putting the new 767-400s on the HNL-GUM route and the high density flights from Guam to Japan???
Unfortunately the Continental website has very little information on it, which is sad... it is unique and I'd hate to see it go. Plus one day, if I have the money, It would be fun to do that 7-stopper and see Guam.
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Adam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
Continental Micronesia still operates 727's and they still operate that 7 stop flight. The HNL-GUM is a continuation from IAH so they probable will switch the aircraft type when they switch the IAH-HNL portion.
Falcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2209 times:
Lived in Saipan back in '98 and the Asian financial crisis hit them hard. In addition to the Guam hub, they were operating several flights out of Saipan to Hong Kong, Taipei and Nagoya bypassing GUM. When the 757's came to replace the DC10-10's, they stayed less than a year only to be replaced by 737-800's. The 747's were replaced by DC10-30's on GUM-NRT and also now operate the flight to HNL and IAH. Now Saipan has only 727's to Guam with something like a weekly 737 thrown in there. The milk run to HNL is, I believe, still operated by a 727. It's an interesting operation and if anyone ha additional info, please feel free to join in.
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CO767-224ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2208 times:
CO does not operate the 738 on the island hopper (yet). Flight 957/956 is operated by a 727-200 configured for 10 first class and 143 coach. The service will switch to the 737-800 on 21 August. CO no longer operates the 757 on the Micronesia operation.
CALPilot From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1002 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
AirMic was the best flying I have done in my career. The "Island Hopper" HongKong, Japan, a lot of cool places. As said above the -800 takes over the "hopper" in Aug. The airline tells us that the operation is making money again, so good news for that base...