Jeju Air, a Korean air carrier, is planning to offer a weekly service to Guam from the Korean city of Incheon.
Guam Visitors Bureau president Carl Gutierrez said he was informed of the plan when he met with Mr. Lim Hyunjun, the new Jeju Air Regional Manager for Guam and Saipan, last Monday, May 24.
According to Gutierrez, Jeju Air is planning to start the weekly Incheon service by July or August.
During the meeting with the Jeju officials, Gutierrez said they discussed the GovGuam-approved vaccinations exempted from quarantine and Korea’s vaccination plans.
The Korean airline officials had asked whether GovGuam would recognize the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because this is widely used in Korea, accounting for around 60 percent of vaccinations, while Pfizer only had 40 percent.
According to Gutierrez, the Jeju officials assured him that travel between Korea and Guam should normalize once more people become vaccinated.
Gutierrez warned that Saipan is also trying to woo Jeju Air by offering an aggressive airline incentive program.
He said GVB will continue to work with Jeju Air on upcoming co-op programs.