Star Marinas Air is a U.S. commuter airline that operates scheduled and charter flights out of its hub base, Tinian International Airport (TIQ) in Tinian Municipality, Northern Mariana Islands, United States. The Star Marianas Air is named after four islands that account for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Aguigan and Rota. The airline was founded in 2008 and it first commenced operations in April 2009 between the islands Tinian and Saipan using a Piper PA-32 aircraft.
The FAA and United States Department of Transportation gave permission to the airlines in June 2014 to operate scheduled flights from Saipan International Airport (SPN) to Rota International Airport (ROP) and Tinian International Airport (TIQ). Previously of which were charter flights.
The airline has continuously added to its fleet size over the years. Three Piper PA-32s were added in 2010, which doubled the fleet size from three to six aircraft. Three years later in 2013, the first of five Piper PA-31s was bought and charter flights were added to the islands of Rota and Guam. The fleet size in 2016 was again expanded to seven Piper PA-32 and five Piper PA-31. In addition to this, since 2016 the airlines have had an average of 200 flights per day are being carried out.
Overall, the airline currently has a fleet of 12 turboprop aircraft ranging from all from Pipers that can in total carry 75 passengers at one time.
Star Marinas Air currently operates 12 regularly scheduled flights to four destinations that include Saipan, Tinian, Aguigan and Rota.
As of November 2020, the airline has scheduled flights to the 12 destinations within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. These destinations include the largest of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam Island, Saipan Island, Tinian Island, Aguigan Island and Rota Island. If you're looking to fly within the US, our guide to domestic flights within USA offers lots of helpful information.
|Mariana Islands||Guam Island||GUM||Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport|
|Mariana Islands||Saipan Island||SPN||Saipan International Airport|
|Mariana Islands||Tinian Island||TIQ||Tinian International Airport (Hub)|
|Mariana Islands||Rota Island||ROP||Rota International Airport|
Star Marinas Air baggage includes all bags, carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items. All baggage must be weighed.
The airline's passengers are allowed to take 9 kg of baggage per person and go over and beyond 157 linear centimetres (length + width + height). Any additional baggage will be classed as oversized baggage and charged at $0.25 per pound (lbs) excess baggage rate. The airline will not be able for damage for fragile items. Hazardous materials such as flammables, compressed gases, batteries and toxic substances.
The airline mostly operates small flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline offers you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the option of choosing your seat.
Seats are positioned in a 1 x 1 formation on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit a window and an aisle.
As passengers turn up to the airport terminal, they will need to hand in their boarding pass and the airline will be able to take care of their baggage. Check-in will take a few minutes and boarding time is 10 minutes before departures. Therefore, it's advised by the airline that passengers should arrive 45 minutes before their scheduled departure time and be advised that check-in counters close 20 minutes prior to their departure times.
As of November 2020, the airline operates a fleet of 12 aircraft:
Tinian Internation Airport (TIQ) is a public airport located on the Tinian Island, in the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The airport serves over almost 18,000 aircraft operations each year. The airport is located in the closeby to the centre.
Star Marianas Air is the only airline that flies to and from Tinian International Airport (TIQ).
Star Marinas Air isn't currently part of any airline alliance.
The airline doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program.