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Air Kiribati eyes 31 May for resumption of flights
04:42 am GMT+12, 26/05/2020, Kiribati

Air Kiribati says replacement parts for its Twin Otter aircraft arrived on a special freighter flight last Sunday.
 
Its CEO Captain Phillip Statham told Radio Kiribati News the airline will work with the Ministry of Health for the quarantine requirement before engineers can start maintenance.
 
Statham said if everything is in order, AKL will resume limited revised schedule with one aircraft latest by 31 May.
 
Meanwhile, Kiribati's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives said 98,786 loads of flour, sugar and rice have arrived in the country aboard a recent shipment on 15 May.
 
Commerce Secretary Toani Takirua told Radio Kiribati News Punjas flour and sugar are expected to arrive on 4 or 5 June.
 
Takirua said the Shipping Agencies of Kiribati container vessels, Coral Chief V20095 is due to arrive on 26 May, Coral Islander V135 on 04 June , New Guinea Chief V2010 on 08 June and Tropical Islander V135 on 15 July.
 
The Pacific Direct Line Shipping (PDL) is also expecting its Captain Wallis vessel to arrive on 06 June and Captain Quiros from 22 to 23 June. Captain Quiros will also be heading to Christmas from 14-18 July.
 
The office said people should not be worried about cargo shortage as more cargo vessels will be arriving in the coming days.

SOURCE: RADIO KIRIBATI/PACNEWS


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