United Airlines on Wednesday said its Guam/Saipan-Japan flights will increase to 59 weekly flights, effective March 26, raising the seat capacity by 17% compared to the pre-pandemic 2019 summer schedule, according to a statement from the company.
This was part of United’s announcement of its 2023 Japan and Guam summer flight schedule, which also includes new and increased trans-Pacific routes from Japan that offer more convenient and quicker connections for Asia-Pacific travelers.
United will significantly increase its flights on all routes between Guam and Japan — Narita/Tokyo, Chubu/Nagoya, Kansai/Osaka, and Fukuoka — to a total of 56 flights a week.
In particular, United continues to strengthen the Narita-Guam route and will increase its flights from 18 to 25 flights per week, and plans to operate up to four daily flights to meet strong passenger demand.
“The summer travel demand from Japan to Guam is looking promising right now, which is positive news for the island,” Sam Shinohara, United’s Managing Director of Airport Operations, Asia-Pacific, said in a statement.
Looking back to the start of the pandemic when tourism came to a halt, Shinohara said United Airlines continued to fly its Guam routes with the commitment to supporting the local community as well as the return of tourism to the region.
“With the new summer schedule, we are another step closer to our goal of restoring a full Guam-Japan schedule,” he said.
The Japan to Guam/Saipan summer flight schedule, which becomes effective on March 26, is listed below:
NRT-GUM UA827/UA873, Daily
NRT-GUM UA197/UA196, Daily
NRT-GUM UA865/UA864, Daily (effective April 9)
NRT-GUM UA874/UA828, Four times weekly
NRT-SPN (Saipan) UA825/UA824, Three-times-weekly
NGO-GUM UA136/UA137, Daily
NGO-GUM UA172/UA171, Daily
KIX-GUM UA150/UA151, Daily
KIX-GUM UA177/UA178, Three-times-weekly
FUK-GUM UA166/UA165 Daily
Source: guam pdn