27 May 2005

Fuel problems force airline to skip scheduled stop in Federated States of Micronesia

7:47 am on 27 May 2005

Continental Airlines has been forced to cut the number of flights to Micronesia because of problems with jet fuel.

Problems with the quality of jet fuel quality in Kosrae have forced the airline to reduce its flights until the next fuel tanker delivery in mid-June.

Continental's regional manager Art Day, said while flights on its Honolulu sector have been cut, the airline is maintaining three stops per week on its service to Guam.

Mr Day says as soon as the fuel situation is back to normal in Kosrae, the airline will resume its regular flight schedule.

Kosrae is one of five stops on Continental's service that links central Pacific islands in the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia with Honolulu and Guam.