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