Delta Air Lines is reportedly pulling out from Guam by the end of this year and customers trying to book round-trip flights to the U.S. territory beyond 2018 are being directed to other carriers.
Saipan Tribune sources affirmed rumors about the Guam pullout, but flights to Saipan remain unaffected. There was no immediate statement from Delta about the rumor.
A Guam resident confirmed reports that are circulating about Delta pulling out from Guam, but no definite reason has been given as of press time.
A customer tried to book a Guam-Narita flight in February 2018 online, but the computer didn’t provide available flights in 2018.
“I tried economy seats and the first class but not one available seat showed up. The customer representative who tried to help me was caught off-guard and couldn’t explain why flights in February 2018 won’t show.”
Currently, there are three flights that service the Guam-Narita route—Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Japan Airlines.
According to the Guam customer, tight competition among airlines that service the route may be the reason why Delta Air Lines is pulling out of Guam.
In June this year, budget airline HK Express suspended its Guam service between Hong Kong and Guam.
Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines continues to operate a single daily flight between Tokyo and Japan.