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China aircraft starts Yap service

YAP (Yap State Government/Chinese Embassy) — On Jan. 2, the Y-12 plane donated by the Chinese government arrived in Yap.

A series of ceremonies were held to celebrate the launch of Y-12 in Yap. On Jan. 4, FSM President Peter Christian went to Palau on Y-12 with a senior delegation to discuss reestablishing the air service between Yap and Palau with Y-12. On Jan. 5, Y-12 launched its maiden flight to Yap outer islands.

China donated the Y-12 plane to Yap.  Chinese Embassy photoChina donated the Y-12 plane to Yap. Chinese Embassy photo

Chinese Ambassador Li Jie, FSM Foreign Affairs Secretary Lorin Robert, Department of Justice Secretary Joses Gallen, Yap Gov. Toney Ganngiyan, senior Yap officials and traditional leaders were on board the plane to Ulithi and Fais where local residents gathered to welcome Y-12 and the delegation

On Jan. 6, Y-12 was sent to the outer island Woleai to transfer a young patient to the main island for medical treatment.