Micronesia Flights GuideThough many think of Micronesia as a collection of island lying nations in Oceania, The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent and sovereign nation consisting of four major states (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae)as well as numerous atolls. It is known for its close affiliation with the United States, though it became fully independent in 1986. It is largely a farming and fishing nation.
The capital city, called Paliki, is located in Pohnpei island, and has been home to the country's government since 1989. It is the vibrant center of this volcanic island also occupied by a breathtaking surrounding coral reef. However, despite its high status, the city is a small village and home to only around 5,000 people. The largest city, by contrast, is Weno, located on Chuuk, and some to roughly 14,000 people.
Due to the disconnected nature of an island nation like Micronesia, the small country is home to many airports, a significant portion of them offering some international as well as domestic flights. The largest, and most popular for tourists is Pohnpei International Airport, though it is not significantly more popular or heavily trafficked than Kosrae, Chuuk, Ulithi, and Yap International Airports. Micronesia is located squarely within the tropical marine climate zone, and moderated by trade winds from the northeast. There are two major seasons, dry and wet, the dry being prominent from December to June and the wet from July to November. Though the weather is generally mild, typhoons are not uncommon in the wet season, particularly in August and September.