United Airlines celebrates 40th year of Guam-Japan service


GUAM—United Airlines celebrated the 40th anniversary of its service between Guam and Japan with a water canon salute and a Hafa Adai gate ceremony last Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport on Guam. Joined by Guam Visitors Bureau, Miss Earth Guam, and Miss World Guam, the United team greeted passengers on UA Flight 827 from Tokyo, Japan (NRT) with leis at the gate and hosted a reception for passengers in the arrivals terminal.

“The 40th anniversary of the service between Guam and Japan is a significant part of United’s proud legacy as Guam’s hometown airline,” said Sam Shinohara, United’s managing director of Operations Asia/Pacific. “We are proud of our nearly 50 years of service to Guam and Micronesia and our role in the growth of tourism in the islands.”

With three daily flights between Guam and Tokyo, United offers the most direct non-stop flights between the two destinations and five other cities in Japan.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 748 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 475 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL.” (PR)

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