US-based carrier hopes to launch China-CNMI service

12:57 pm on 10 August 2017

An airline based in Florida wants to start operating flights from China to the Northern Marianas from September.

Saipan in the Northern Marianas.

Saipan in the Northern Marianas. Photo: Supplied

Chris Concepcion from the Marianas Visitors Authority said XTRA Airways had already submitted an application to the Federal Aviation Administration and the US Department of Transportation.

Mr Concepcion said XTRA also planned to introduce inter-island flights between Guam and Saipan.

He said the airline could also boost the number of tourists visiting the CNMI from North America.