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How to Get to Pohnpei Micronesia

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 0

If you are looking for information on how to get to Pohnpei, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, this article will help you.

The Federated States of Micronesia is a small country in free association with the United States. FSM was formed from portions of the former US Trust Territory in the Pacific, and still maintains key ties to the United States such as US domestic mail service, defence, and economic assistance.  It is however a seperate and independant nation.

There are only two ways to get to Pohnpei Micronesia from outside of Micronesia. You either need to take a private boat or you must fly into the Pohnpei International Airport (IATA: PNI, ICAO: PTPN). Most visitors fly in and the small population and limited tourist traffic mean that air service is limited.

To fly to Pohnpei Intl Airport requires going to Guam or Honolulu first. Honolulu is the easiest airport to get to from the US Mainland with many airlines flying into Hawaii every day. Guam is the easiest gateway airport from Asian cities.

From Honolulu the traveler must fly with Continental Airlines Island Hopper service which operates 3 times a week. It is the only choice in airline for the Honolulu-Pohnpei route.

The other way to fly into Pohnpei International Airport (PNI) is to go to Guam and catch the once-a-week flight to Pohnpei Micronesia with Continental Airlines (Continental Micronesia brand). Again this is the only passenger airline servicing Pohnpei in Micronesia from Guam.

Be sure you have any required visas. Americans do not need visas for short stays. 

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