Southern Airway Express Celebrate their First Landing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Look to the sky as a new airline is launching its planes to help with travel from the CNMI and Guam…As Mariana’s Southern Airways takes an inaugural flight from Saipan

PNC’s Khyomara Santana has more…

The largest commuter airline in the US establishes in Guam and the CNMI after celebrating its first landing and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The new airline has three nine-seater planes at the moment and offers daily flights between Guam, Saipan, Rota, and Tinian with plans to add more destinations in the future. 

Keith Sisson, The CMO of Southern Airways Express said,  “We understand how to connect people that are in island communities and we understand how important that is. We know that everybody that lives on smaller islands needs to get to the larger islands. It could be for economic opportunities like work, it could be for travel connections abroad, it could be for healthcare, we see a lot of that in Hawaii. We understand how important this is and we’re going to make certain that we do a good job for the people that live in your communities”

This new establishment, which will be monetarily accessible to the community, opens doors for more economic growth on the islands and is also crucial for tourism.

Governor Leon Guerrero said,  “This is going to open up more commerce, and it’s going to make our economy more successful. Especially in the light of the fact that we are now turning the corner on the pandemic and we are opening now our airways to tourism.” 

Ticket prices start at $39 from/to Saipan and Tinian, $69 from/to Saipan and Rota; and $99 from/to Guam and Saipan. 

Booking and itinerary information can be found at