Tinian Mayor Ramon M. Dela Cruz has written to Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, requesting a meeting to discuss interisland commuter airline services between Tinian and Guam. The two met earlier on Saipan with Gov. Eloy Inos to discuss the same subject.
Dela Cruz believes it is possible to reestablish the old direct flights from Guam to the CNMI and back through commuter terminals as what happened before TSA.
“We have determined that smaller aircraft can fly between Tinian to Guam without TSA clearance,” wrote the mayor. “If such flights could utilize the Guam Commuter Terminal, the cost of a ticket could be greatly reduced and the convenience to customers greatly increased. The resulting ease of travel and lowered cost to the consumer could provide significant opportunities for both the Marianas Visitors Authority and the Guam Visitors Bureau to promote interisland services between our islands.”
Dela Cruz will be in Guam beginning Nov. 7 to participate in the Association of Mariana Islands Mayors Conference, then to attend the Joint Sessions of the NMI and Guam Legislatures. In both meetings, he will be campaigning for affordable interisland transportation.