Guam – Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) has planned three charter flights to Guam in March to celebrate its 25th anniversary of international service.
Jumbo aircraft Boeing 747s, each with seat capacity of 287, are scheduled to depart Japan on March 3, 10, and 18.
“These ‘sentimental’ flights, as our industry partners call them, are really significant of the growth our visitor industry has experienced in the past 25 years,” said GVB General Manager Gerald S.A. Perez. “Along with Continental Airlines and Japan Airlines, ANA has been a vital part in the significant growth we’ve seen in our Japan market. We’d like to thank them for seeing the opportunity Guam had so long ago as a destination partner, and we hope to continue working with them in the future.”
Since ANA’s first flight on March 3, 1986, visitor arrivals from Japan to Guam have grown from 332,317 that calendar year to 893,667 in 2010.
After the charter flights, ANA plans to retire its 747 aircraft, according to the airline.