Japan Airlines extends flight suspension through Jan. 31; three ‘extra section’ flights to get citizens home

The Guam airport is offering discounts to airlines that service Guam. (file photo)

Japan Airlines is extending its flight suspensions through January 31 because of COVID-19. Guam is experiencing higher than ever COVID-numbers.

The carrier says none of its 124 scheduled Narita-Guam commercial flights from November 30-January 31 will fly.

However, JAL will operate three “extra sections” between Guam and Narita for the year-end and New Year period for those who need to return to Japan.

Those three flight dates are: Dec 24, Jan 4 and Jan 24.

The airline says it will continue to review travel restrictions for each destination and update its international network plan, while asking for their customers’ understanding during this unprecedented time.

“As the virus still lingers, let’s put forth our contributions by following guidelines and assisting with the containment of the spread,” said a JAL release.

“For now, let’s hope for an early vanquishment of the virus and let’s proceed with safety pre-caution measures at all times.  We will continue to keep you updated as we move along.  Thank you very much for your cooperation and utmost understanding.”

Details for the three “extra section” flights:

Gateway Route
Flight #
From Japan / To Japan
Operating Schedule
Departs Narita 9:30 – Arrives Guam 14:15Departs Guam 16:15 – Arrives Narita 19:00
Operates 12/24
Departs Narita 10:45 – Arrives Guam 15:30Departs Guam 17:30 – Arrives Narita 20:15
Operates 1/4, 1/24


Extra section reservation information:

(English site)


(Japanese site)