8 Apr 2009

Hopes to revive Guangzhou flights to CNMI dim - says Tinian hotel manager

10:50 am on 8 April 2009

In the Northern Marianas, hopes to revive some flights from the China market are dim at this time, according to an official of the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino.

Tom Liu, Tinian Dynasty's hotel manager, told the paper, the Saipan Tribune, that there is no plan at the moment to bring back the Guangzhou flights, which was terminated last year.

Mr Liu says the Chairman has not advised his group of any plans to revive the Guangzhou flights at this time.

The Marianas Visitors Authority data shows that the Guangzhou flights were terminated on August the 30th last year.

It had 198 seats and flew to Tinian twice weekly with a load factor of 75-80 percent.

Mr Liu says his group is currently only receiving two flights weekly from Shanghai, operated by Shanghai Airlines.