BA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
ive seen continentals, micronesia part of there company and i wanna know what its all about ive never been sure of it at all. Is it like Deutsch BA and if it is where the hell is micronesia, maybe a pacific rim island hopping airline.?
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3746 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
A 100% owned subsidiary based on the US territory of Guam, and provides Essential Air Services from Guam to several US Government owned properties and islands, as well as commercial services to Japan, Australia, the Phillipines, Hawaii, and Taiwan.
CO Mike (The Callsign That It Is Commonly Referred To) used to operate 742s, 722s, DC-10-10s, DC-10-30s, and 752s. Now, since the DC-10-30 is not in the CO fleet anymore, they operate a 764 from HNL-GUM. Out of GUM they fly to a number of places.
CO Mike used to operate the DC-10-10 from GUM-NRT, but now the backbone of their fleet is the 738 which they operate to all of their destinations with the exception of the GUM-HNL route on a 764. Hope this helps.
Boeingfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 385 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1079 times:
Great answer and followup ILS.
In the late '80s early '90's they used to be called Air Mike.
Then it was partially owned by CO, UA, Aloha and another carrier I can not remember, through Pacific Air Corp.
They used to operate, "JuJu" a 727-100, combi, that had a teflon coated underbelly to prevent the coral unpaved runways on some of the islands from nicking up the aircraft skin. All island runways are paved now.
PNI and ROR are my favorite islands out there. If you ever get a chance you must take the island hopper GUM to HNL it is a trip back in time. The islands are really beautiful (except for Johnston Atoll, just a tar paved spot in the pacific, civilians could not disembark unless special permission granted, they stored nerve gas etc.)
A wonderful company, with wonderful people and fantastic island destinations. Probably the last unspoiled ocean waters in the world? Diving is awsome! The Village Hotel on Pohnepei is the most unique and relaxing experience a human being can have while on land! There are also 16th century ruins of civilization on PNI that are great to see.
Great undiscoverd part of the world. Go Air Mike (CS)
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1052 times:
Do CoMike have a website anywhere? They used to have stuff on the Continental website about them, but I can't find it anymore, and the site I was suggested from a series of links http://www.flymicronesia.com is evidently some advertising space now...
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
Boeingfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 385 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
ILS, you are correct.
I think JuJu came out of the fleet while the "meatball" logo was still in style, late '80's.
The NBC - Today Show, circa (Spring 1989/1990?) did a special one morning, Mat Lauer, when they pulled her (JuJu) out of service, (IATA code CS) - Air Micronesia operated her. As the last remaining island unpaved runway was paved and open.
There is still some shared ownership CO with the FSM, (the Federated States of Micronesia. Use a five star flag for each island member.) AQ may also be a silent partner? If you ever want to see a microcosim of the US Federal System at work go down to these islands. As they have 50 states, Governors, Senate, Hs. of Reps... and all the other branches of US Gov't. It is not hard to run into a FSM Governor or senator down there. Palau (locally known as Belau) was the last US colony to gain its independance 1994/95.
The people are fantastically friendly, and very educated, even the desk clerk at the Palau Pacific will have an MBA from UCLA or something like that. Very cosmopolitan with an island flair.
You have to go, but do not tell anyone, it is a secret.
Worldaero From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 43 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 928 times:
I have flown "Air Mike" many times and I can honestly that while it was not Singapore Airlines, it was the closest thing to it that I have ever seen. To this day, no matter where I travel, the fruit that they serve is the best to be found, even next to a papaya tree. We travel to Chuuk (Truk) a lot and that island hopper service from HNL is way better than using the HNL-Guam direct service. Whenever I am in Truk I look up and see an Air Mike plane and smile.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6203 posts, RR: 43 Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 924 times:
The name could be changed to Air Kumquat. It will still be forever know as Air Mike though.
BA-747. Asking where Micronesia is reminds meof someone in North America asking where the Channel Islands are. Is the history of WWII not even taught in Britain? I guess I should feel better knowing that US schools aren't the only ones slacking off. Don't mean to sound caustic but how on earth can we understand other cultures, thereby preventing future wars, if our young have no concept of geography?
Sorry all, pet peeve of mine.
What is it with all the "is there a possibilty airline X will.." threads? The answer it'll is possible.
BA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 884 times:
ok i bet if you ask some americans where miconesia is they wouldnt have a clue, and i think i said i thought it is in the pacific, which it is. Theres a big difference between the english channel and the pacific ocean.
Fishmeal From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 857 times:
Before there was AirMike, there was "Trust Territory" run by Pan Am. They had two DC-4's and two HU-16's, for places like Pohnpei that didn't have a good runway. We flew to Saipan by way of Rota, an Island which can actually be seen from the north end of Guam. The airport at Saipan was a former B-29 bomber base (in WWII).
9844 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 818 times:
Most of the posts are correct. If one was lucky enough to fly the island hopper with the 727 it is indeed a step back in time. Crew meals the best, grilled crab cake sandwiches from Phonipai. Fresh tuna from Kosare
There are rumors that air mic may be sold off to NWA.