1 Dec 2014

Marshall Islands buys plane from Nepal

3:16 pm on 1 December 2014

The Marshall Islands has bought a used Dornier aircraft from an airline in Nepal for 2.1 million US dollars.

The plane is yet to complete the Marshall Islands Directorate of Civil Aviation's review and approval process.

Air Marshall Islands General Manager, Jefferson Barton, says he hopes the review will be completed by the time the plane is re-painted in Manila next month with Air Marshall Islands livery.

Air Marshall Islands currently operates one Dornier and one Dash-8.

The Nepal Dornier is 17 years old, five years newer than the one currently operated by the airline.

Mr Barton says he expects the air service between Majuro and all the outer islands to improve significantly once there are two Dorniers servicing the country.