United to resume Boeing 777 service between Tokyo and Guam

by United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations
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TAMUNING, GUAM, June 25, 2018 – Responding to the rising demand for business and leisure travel between Guam and Japan, United Airlines (UAL) today announced it is resuming its twice-daily Boeing 777 service between Guam and Japan beginning October 28, 2018, through March 30, 2019. The use of larger aircraft increases the number of seats offered between the two countries by 80 percent, compared to the previously scheduled smaller aircraft.
 
Beginning October 28, United will resume operating Boeing 777-200 aircraft on two of its three daily flights between Guam and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. The return of United’s widebody aircraft offers customers nearly 900 daily seats each way between Tokyo and Guam.
 
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“Guam and Tokyo are important cities for United Airlines and we remain committed to supporting our customers and employees in these regions.” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network. “In the last few months, we have noticed the market begin to recover and, in response, we made the decision to resume widebody service between Guam and Tokyo to meet this rising demand.”
 
Sam Shinohara, United’s managing director of Asia/Pacific Airport Operations said, “We are pleased to welcome back the B777s to the Guam-Tokyo route. This is a direct reflection of the increase in demand for travel to Guam and our valuable relationships with many business partners such as the Guam Visitors Bureau and major travel agency partners in Japan. The more than 60,000 additional seats not only helps meet the inbound demand from Japan, but also offers our Guam customers with more options when traveling to Tokyo, the mainland U.S. and beyond.”
 
Additionally, in response to the increased demand from those traveling out of Japan to Guam for the 2018 summer peak season, United plans to operate 20 additional flights beginning August 2 through August 27, 2018 – 13 from Tokyo/Narita and seven from Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport.

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