TO MEET DEMAND OF SPRING BREAK, GOLDEN WEEK HOLIDAY
TAMUNING, Guam—United Airlines announced its plans for extra sections to meet the demand for travel during the upcoming Spring Break and Golden Week holiday period in Japan. United added nine extra flights on Boeing 737 aircraft between Tokyo, Narita and Guam, beginning on March 31, 2019 (March 31, April 2, April 5, April 28, April 29, May 1, May 2, May 4, and May 5). These flights will add more than 1,300 seats each way between Tokyo and Guam. This year’s Golden Week holiday is expected to last 10 days from April 27 through May 6.
United reintroduced the Boeing 777-200 aircraft on two of three daily flights between Guam and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport through March 30, 2019. During the upcoming non-peak season from April 1 through July 31, a Boeing 737 aircraft will be used for all three daily flights. United will once again reintroduce B777s on two of its three daily flights beginning August 1, 2019 though the end of the Winter Season on March 30, 2020. The reintroduction of the B777s during this period will offer customers nearly 900 daily seats each way between Tokyo and Guam.
“We are extremely pleased to offer our customers more opportunities to travel between Tokyo, Narita and Guam during the Spring and Golden Week holidays,” said Sam Shinohara, United managing director of Asia/Pacific Airport Operations. “We continue to monitor the Guam market closely and adjust accordingly to the demand for travel in a very timely manner. We are committed to working with local stakeholders and the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) to boost traffic to Guam. Supporting the recovering Japan market has been a top priority for our sales teams.”
Due to a strong demand for travel between Nagoya, Japan and Guam after the Winter period, United will continue to offer 11 weekly flights between the two cities. This schedule will continue to meet the strong demand for leisure travel to Guam and provide customers with convenient morning and evening departure times.
GVB president and CEO Jon Nathan Denight said, “We thank United for their unwavering support and commitment to the Guam market with the addition of the new segments and quickly adjusting to the demand for travel to Guam. We will continue to work very closely with the United team in Guam and Japan to fill these seats so we can sustain the capacity and frequency we enjoy during peak travel seasons.”
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