Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cape Air Struggles to Resume Regular Service Between Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan - Cape Air announced that its service between the CNMI and Guam are cancelled indefinitely to guarantee that proper measures are being taken to ensure safe operations of its aircraft.

Cape Air president Linda Markham said their goal is to have their aircraft return to service as soon as possible.

Although flight cancellations are a true inconvenience to customers, Markham said safety is of utmost importance and Cape Air will not sacrifice that to expedite the process.

Markham’s announcement comes in heels of Cape Air cancelling over 13 flights have over the weekend.

Due to cancellations, Cape Air has asked for the help of code share partner United Airlines to accommodate stranded passengers in Guam and and other carriers like Asiana Airlines to service United flights from other countries with passengers whose final destination is Saipan.


PNC News contacted Cape Air's spokeswoman Trish Lorino who told us that they hoped to resume service Tuesday evening. She also said that United, Cape Air's parent company, was continuing to add extra flights to accommodate demand.

Read the full statement from Cape Air below:

"The aircraft is not estimated to be returned to service until late this morning."

"As a result, flights 5071 @ 0715 (GUM-SPN) & 5068 @ 0840 (SPN-GUM) have been cancelled."

"We have activated another crew for an extra section this afternoon at 1700. UA is also operating an extra flight this afternoon to accommodate passengers."

"Our employee group, as well as the team from United Airlines, continue to work diligently to restore service to optimal levels."

- Source:  http://www.pacificnewscenter.com

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