HAGÅTÑA, Guam-Continental Airlines Executive Vice President for Operations Mark Moran presented Continental Micronesia co-workers with a plaque from the Independent Pet and Animal Transport Association in a ceremony at the airline's cargo warehouse in Tamuning Thursday, Oct. 30. The airline's PetSafe program was honored earlier this month at the IPATA conference in Newark.
IPATA, a group of 275 members from 58 countries, implemented a new “Award for Excellence” and chose Continental and its PetSafe program as its first honoree. Each Continental hub is being presented with a plaque in honor of this recognition.
Last year, Guam shipped and received a total of 1,301 animals in our PetSafe program. Year-to-date, 1,031 animals, including four live endangered Micronesian Kingfishers repatriated back to Guam, were handled through the airline's Guam operations.
“This award is an honor for our airline and a testament to the trust our customers place in us for handling their pets,” said Moran.
Celebrating 40 years of service, Continental Micronesia last week successfully transported two sihek (Guam Micronesian kingfisher, Halcyon cinnamomina cinnamomina) back to Guam. The endemic birds arrived safely from Philadelphia to Guam on Wednesday, Oct. 22, on Continental's s PetSafe program.
Last month, the airline safely repatriated two sihek to Guam, and the two female birds were released from quarantine at the Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife facility on Oct. 10, 2008.
As the region's hometown carrier and pioneer in the development of air service for the western Pacific, we know our successes have been a result of our relationships with the communities we serve. Continental Micronesia proudly celebrates 40 years of bridging families, cultures, commerce, as well as Guam's pets and endangered birds, across the world.
Celebrating 40 years of service in Guam and Micronesia, Continental Micronesia is headquartered in Guam and operates a Pacific hub from the A.B. Won Pat International Airport.
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