Air Kiribati inaugurates a new route to Funafuti in the Pacific

Air Kiribati welcomed its first passenger onboard its inugural flight to Funafuti on March 13.

The airline continued;

Welcoming aboard the new 35-seat DHC-8-100 Dash 8 was Air Kiribati’s CEO Mr Tarataake Teannaki and Flight Attendants Sunita and Soni.

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Air Kiribati flies to domestic points in Kiribati such as Beru, Tabnorth, Nonouti, Makin and Onotoa with one de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter and three Harbin Y-12 IV aircraft’

Air Kiribati has had a proud tradition of being the national flag carrier for the Republic of Kiribati.  Though only in existance since 1995, the organization can trace its roots back to the late 1970s with previous national carrier called Air Tungaru which serviced Kiribati for almost 20 years.

Since 1995 Air Kiribati has offered international services but has been predominately focussed on providing domestic connections through the Gilbert Islands Group of Kiribati.

In 2016 Air Kiribati commenced domestic operations in the Line Island Group servicing both Washington and Fanning Islands.

 

Air Kiribati is a 100% government owned airline’

All photos by Air Kiribati.

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2 thoughts on “Air Kiribati inaugurates a new route to Funafuti in the Pacific

  1. Gan Yung Chyan

    Hi, Bruce,

    Air Kiribati on Facebook mentioned its ceremonial flight to Funafuti is on 14 March 2018.

    First regular weekly flight to Funafuti is on 21 March 2018.

    Best Regards Gan

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    On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 9:08 PM, World Airline News wrote:

    > Bruce Drum posted: “Air Kiribati welcomed its first passenger onboard its > inugural flight to Funafuti on March 13. The airline continued; Welcoming > aboard the new 35-seat DHC-8-100 Dash 8 was Air Kiribati’s CEO Mr Tarataake > Teannaki and Flight Attendants Sunita and Son” >

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