After a string announcements of flight reductions and an to end servies, Guam will be getting a boost with flights from Japan by Japan Airlines.
Japan Airlines announced it will add a second flight between Guam and Tokyo-Narita starting March 5, 2018. The announcement was made during a rent event by the Guam Visitor's Bureau (GVB) attended by around 400 Japanese media and social media influencers.
“Japan Airlines has been flying to Guam since 1970, bringing millions of Japanese visitors to our island paradise,” “said GVB President and CEO Nathan Denight. “We were pleased by their announcement of a second flight from Narita to Guam and would like to thank Japan Airlines for their continued confidence in our destination.”
“Japan is important to Guam and has been our No. 1 visitor market,” said GVB Board Chairman Milton Morinaga. “As we celebrate 50 years since the first flight from Japan arrived on Guam, I want to thank our friends from Japan for these 50 years of friendship.”
The increase in services between Guam and Japan comes as a badly needed boost to the island's tourism industry, where in recent years visitor arrivals from Japan have decreased. It follows the recent announcement in September that Delta Airlines would end services to the island, with its last flight between Guam and Tokyo to operate in January 2018. A few weeks later, United Airlines also announced it would reduce flights between the island and Japan.
While there are no details announced regarding the schedule for the second daily flight, Japan Airlines currently operates one daily service during the daytime between Guam and Narita using a Boeing 767 aircraft.