27 Jun 2017

Beijing Airlines now allowed to fly to Saipan

2:40 pm on 27 June 2017

Beijing Airlines can now launch its inaugural flight to Saipan in the Northern Marianas after the Commonwealth Ports Authority lifted its 60-day moratorium on new flights.

It had imposed the restriction because of a belief that the soaring tourism industry was placing stress on accommodation and other infrastructure in the territory.

With the lifting of the moratorium, Beijing Airlines has now dropped a lawsuit against the Authority and its chief executive.