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Saipan - After several months of delay, Arctic Circle Air will finally start operations soon following the arrival of its aircraft that would transport agricultural produce and other goods within the CNMI and to Guam.
Company president Anthony Pellegrino told the Saipan Tribune that the purpose of the Arctic Circle Air is to serve as a “bridge” between Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and Guam by having farmers market and ship their products to and from the islands.
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Pellegrino said the aircraft is a Britten-Norman BN-2T, also known as a Turbine Islander. It can carry 2,500 pounds of cargo. It arrived Wednesday night after four days of flight travel.
From its originating point at Adak, Alaska's southernmost town, the $400,000 aircraft had layovers in Midway, Majuro, and Pohnpei before heading to Saipan.
Freight charges, he said, are so expensive that local farmers cannot venture into selling their goods to nearby islands.
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