The sparkling blue waters surrounding the island will dazzle passengers arriving on flights to Pohnpei International Airport (PNI). The airport is small, as is the island, with very basic services. Don’t be surprised when customs officials check your luggage by hand.
There is a small snack bar for those passengers disembarking from flights to Pohnpei International Airport (PNI) with empty bellies. Independent travelers who feel like braving Pohnpei’s rustic roads can rent a car from international chains like Budget or from a local agency like Apollo’s Rent a Car or Penny Car Rental. Before you head out, though, make sure to get detailed directions from a local, as streets and addresses are often unmarked. For the less adventurous traveler, taxis are plentiful, and are a reliable and inexpensive option. Capital Taxi and Waldo Taxi are two local companies that do airport pickup. In all cases, visitors should negotiate a price beforehand. Hotels can sometimes arrange airport transfers.
There are few flights to Pohnpei International Airport (PNI). Passengers can choose between shuttles from Guam and Honolulu, which run three times weekly, or the weekly shuttle between Guam and Chuuk. Continental Micronesia “Island Hopper” service is the only carrier currently providing flights to Pohnpei International Airport (PNI).