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Kiribati is an independent republic located in the central Pacific Ocean, about 4000 km (about 2500 mi) southwest of Hawaii. It is part of the division of the Pacific islands that is known as Micronesia. Kiribati consists of 33 coral islands divided among three island groups: the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands, and the Line Islands. All of the islands are atolls except for the island of Banaba in the Gilbert Islands. Of the 33 islands of Kiribati, 21 are inhabited. Most of the population is concentrated in the Gilbert Islands. Only one of the Phoenix Islands and three of the Line Islands are permanently inhabited. The capital of Kiribati is Tarawa, an atoll in the Gilbert Islands. Bairiki, an islet of Tarawa, serves as an administrative centre. Between 1892 and 1900 the British government made the Gilbert Islands a British protectorate. In 1916 the islands gave up their nominal sovereignty and became part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony. The Phoenix and Line islands eventually joined the colony, and the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu) seceded. In 1979 the colony became the independent republic of Kiribati.

Air Kiribati  last update: 08Jun2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1995 - date
Airline Code : 4A : AKL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Kiribati was established on 01Apr1995 after the collapse of the previous national airline Air Tungaru (formed on 31Oct1977). Started operations on 01Apr1995 - Air Kiribati Limited is the national airline of Kiribati operating passenger services within the Gilbert Islands of Kiribati, and to Fiji. It also operates charters, medical evacuation and search and rescue services
Aircraft : Bombardier Dash 8 | De Havilland DHC6-300 Twin Otter | Harbin Y-12 IV

Air Tungaru  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1995
Airline Code : VK : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Tungaru was founded on 31Oct1977. Took over domestic services from Air Pacific in Kiribati (formely Gilbert Islands). Collapsed and was replaced by Air Kiribati
Aircraft : Boeing B.727-100 | Boeing 737-214 | de Havilland Heron

Coral Sun Airways  last update: 08Jun2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Coral Sun Airways was founded in Jan2009 - The airline operates domestic service to all 17 airports in the Gilbert Islands
Aircraft : Beechcraft King Air 200 | 1 Piper Aztec F Model
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