Monday, June 23, 2014

United and Asia Pacific Airline agree on mail hub relocation to Chuuk

FSMIS (June 23, 2014): In a June 9th travel report, FSM Post Master General, Mrs. Ginder Porter Mida, briefed President Manny Mori on the newly launched contract between the United Airlines (United) and the Asia Pacific Airline (APA).

The new contract between United and APA  concerns an agreement that establishes the State of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia as the new hub for mail coming in to the FSM through Guam.

PMG Mida indicated that the State of Pohnpei had been the mail hub for mails received through Guam. However, the decision to relocate the hub to Chuuk was taken "due to the greater volume of mail going to Chuuk". In this arrangement, APA will terminate its inbound mail delivery in Chuuk. United will then pick up from Chuuk mails bound for Pohnpei, Kosrae and the Marshall Islands.

PMG Mida said she had met with Governor Johnson Elimo, Chuuk State, to secure his support regarding the hub relocation and related concerns. She also discussed logistics matters with Mr. Anthony Mori, manager of United ground operations, and Mr. Kane Phailym, manager of Chuuk International Airport.

According to Mrs. Mida, the Matson Company has agreed to provide a forty-footer  standard container to be placed at the Chuuk Airport to secure outbound mail awaiting onward service by United.

The contract between United and APA was announced by Mr. Joshua Yoak, United's Global Mail Performance Manager at its Headquarters, during the annual meeting between the United States Postal Services and the Postal Services of the FSM, RMI and Palau held in Koror from May 19th to 22nd.   

For further information, call the FSM Postal Services Office at 320-2614 or email

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