Japan Airlines extends Guam flight suspensions until May 31

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Japan Airlines has extended its suspension of flight service to Guam for another 30 days.

The previous suspension of flights was due to expire on April 30. That has now been extended until May 31.

The following news release was posted on the Japan Airlines website today:

Japan Airlines News Release:

Japan Airlines Revises May 2020 International Schedule in Response to COVID-19

Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced revisions to its flight frequency plans for the month of May 2020.

Based on the updated plan, JAL will reduce approximately 94% of its international services through May 31, 2020. Also, additional services for the month of April 2020 have also been reduced as shown below. While commercial passenger flights will be greatly reduced, the Company plans to operate cargo-only flights on select routes to help keep business moving throughout the world.

The Company sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience but would like to ask for our customer`s understanding during this unprecedented time.

Reduction of International Services // Applicable Dates: May 1 – May 31, 2020

Reduction of International Services // Applicable Dates: March 29 – April 30, 2020
Additional services have been reduced on the following routes:
Europe – London, Paris, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Moscow
Southeast Asia – Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh
​East Asia – Songshan, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, Busan

Operation of Cargo Flights
In order to respond to the cargo demand across the globe, JAL plans to operate cargo-only flights by utilizing passenger aircraft on routes to North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and East Asia.

Schedules are valid as of April 13, 2020 and are subject to change. For media queries, contact mediarelations.hdq@jal.com

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Jason Mondia, the Assistant Administrator of Passenger Traffic at the airline’s Guam regional office, announced the suspension in an email to Guam media.

He stated:

“Together, as we continue to fight and minimize the spread of this current outbreak, let’s all keep safe by abiding the provisions in place and to practice the methods for good hygiene measures. We will continue to keep everyone informed with the latest updates. Thank you very much for your cooperation and utmost understanding.”