The long awaited inaugural friendship direct flight from Narita (Japan) to Pohnpei (FSM) was finally scheduled for June 09, 2012.
The special flight, with a total of 120 passengers comprising of government officials, investors, tourists and other friends of Micronesia, came at Pohnpei International Airport on that day at 5:00 P.M.
The inaugural flight marked the celebration of the completion of the Pohnpei International Airport runway extension and improvement through the Official Development Assistance of the Government of Japan. This project is a major achievement given the potential implications on economic development in Pohnpei State in particular and in FSM in general.
In close cooperation with Pohnpei State and Municipal Governments, as well as traditional leaders, the FSM National Government, arranged a special program of activities to ensure that our guests’ visit Pohnpei remain a memorable event.