Caroline Islands Air announces flights to Ulithi and Fais
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- Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:59
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CIA/Civic Affairs // January 15, 2018
YAP, Yap — As of January 9, 2018, United Airlines has discontinued its flight route between Yap and Palau. In its absence is the new service by Caroline Islands Air, which began its maiden flights soon after.
In a communication dated January 12, 2018, the management of Caroline Islands Air is now announcing that it will start flying to Ulithi Atoll and Fais Island in Yap State. As of today, January 15, the Caroline Islands Air’s Harbin Y-12 aircraft will fly from Yap Proper to Ulithi and Fais, and will fly Yap-Ulithi-Fais-Yap every other week Monday.
Check-in for the Ulithi & Fais flight starts at 5:30 AM and ends at 6:30 AM at the Yap International Airport. The Y-12 will then depart at 7:00 AM.
Rates for the Yap-Ulithi-Fais-Yap itinerary are as follow:
- Yap-Ulithi – adult fare $60; child’s fare $30; cargo rate $0.60/lb.
- Yap-Fais – adult fare $80; child’s fare $40; cargo rate $0.60/lb.
- Ulithi-Fais – adult fare $40; child’s fare $20; cargo rate $0.40/lb.
Round trip rates are doubled for the respective rates. Children are classified as 2 to 12 years of age, whereas adults are passengers 13 years of age and above; infants below 2 years of age are free.
Caroline Islands Air is also expected to fly to Woleai Atoll, pending the renovations of the airstrip there.
Flights to Palau from Yap are on Tuesday and Friday evenings with departure times set at 5:00 PM. Flights returning to Yap are on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, departing Palau at 6:00 AM and arriving in Yap around 9:00 AM.
United Airlines now have flights only between Yap to Guam on Tuesday and Saturday nights.