22 Apr 2009

CNMI to get South China charter flights again

1:00 pm on 22 April 2009

Charter flights between Guangzhou in China and Tinian in the Northern Marianas will resume in June.

This was announced by the chair of Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, nine months after dropping the service because of the downturn in the Chinese economy.

The board chair Michael Kwan now says the flights will resume on June 15 through the end of November.

With the additional charters, Tinian Dynasty estimates an additional 13,000 Chinese visitors to come to the CNMI in the next seven months.

The future of the Chinese market is in doubt as the US wants to apply federal immigration laws and abolish the visa waiver programme for Chinese passport holders.