Nauru Airlines will launch a Koror, Palau flight starting Nov. 30. 

According to the Nauru Airlines Facebook page yesterday, it said that its Island Hopper service is expanding to Palau.

The airline said  it is “offering a journey to captivating Pacific destinations. Get ready to explore! Service begins on November 30th, and tickets go on sale this Friday, October 27th. Don’t miss out on this adventure of a lifetime.”

According to a press release, the weekly flights to Palau will depart Brisbane on Thursday night  and traveling via Nauru to Tarawa, Majuro, Pohnpei and to Palau with a return flight departing from Palau on Saturdays. 

Nauru Airlines CEO Brett Gebers said expanding flight to Palau is a “milestone” for Nauru Airlines. 

“Adding Palau to our network highlights Nauru Airlines’ dedication to reducing the isolation Pacific nations can experience, providing air services over the large oceans that connect the islands, “ Gebers said. 

Nauru airlines thanked Australia for the support to help connect Pacific Island communities 

In 2021, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr, signed an air service agreement with Nauru,  

 Then Nauru  President Lionel Aingimea said  the signing of the agreement “symbolizes the profound relationship and friendship between Nauru and Palau, but also for the greater Micronesian sub-region.”

President Whipps recalled a medivac incident in 1987 with Air Nauru when they operated a flight from Palau to Manila.

Whipps said the air service connectivity will provide the needed access to small island states.

“As small island states and large ocean states, one of the things… We understand is, without these connections to the outside world, we’re really isolated, and a lot of times we’re at the mercy of airlines and companies that maybe their interests may not be aligned with our interests,” President Whipps said.

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