Friday, January 13, 2012

Arctic Circle Air Aims to Bring Fresh Produce From Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to Guam Starting in March

Guam - A newly formed cargo airline, Arctic Circle Air that aims to revive the CNMI's agriculture industry plans to start transporting local produce from the CNMI to Guam in March. The Saipan Tribune reports that Arctic Circle Air is eyeing two flights a day, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, 3 to 4 times a week.

The company is owned by local businessman Anthony Pellegrino. He will be charge 50 cents a pound for incoming and outgoing cargo. That is half the price Cape Air currently charges.

Discounted rates may also be available depending on the cargo load and quantity.

Arctic Circle Air, which will be doing business as Marianas Harvest, will not only be bringing products to and from Guam but will also serve as marketing agent for local farmers by buying their produce and selling it to off-island markets.

Guam, for one, imports over $2 million worth of fruits and vegetables from the U.S. mainland and Korea.


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