For over 30 years, we have served the islands of Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan. From a sightseeing and commuter air carrier between Saipan and Tinian, we have expanded into schedule and demand passenger services, as well as cargo operations. Although we have grown to include over 120 employees, we are still proud to be locally owned and operated and take pride in delivering warm service in a “Hafa Adai” fashion.
1974 Joaquin Flores, together with his mother, brother and sister, formed an aviation company with three aircraft, a Cessna 172, 150 and Piper Apache. This company has evolved into the Mariana Islands oldest Guam based airline.
1976 Bicentennial, Aviation Services, Ltd. chose the business name of Freedom Air which engaged in flight instruction, sightseeing, and a commuter air carrier between Saipan and Tinian.
1978 A Piper Cherokee Six was added to the Saipan-Tinian Route.
1981 A Cessna 206 on floats was added. This aircraft flew in Belau and Cocos Island (Guam) for sightseeing flights.
1985 Another Piper Cherokee Six and Piper Aztec were added to the fleet.
1987 A third Piper Cherokee Six was added.
1990 A fourth Piper Cherokee Six was added .
1991 A fifth Piper Cherokee Six was added to the Saipan-Tinian route.
1992 A 30-seat aircraft was added to the Guam Rota Saipan route. Later that same year, Typhoon Omar destroyed this aircraft and four others in Guam.
1993 Another Turbo Prop SD3-30 replaced the lost aircraft and service was resumed.
1997 Freedom Air was certified under Part 121 of the Federal Air Regulations.
2002 The SD3-30 was destroyed in a hangar as a result of a typhoon.
2003 The SD3-30 was replaced by a SD3-60.
2005 Another SD3-60 was added to the fleet and operation started between Pago Pago, American Samoa and Apia (Samoa doing business as South Pacific Express).
2008 Terminated Samoa operation