Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the national public broadcaster of South Korea, is reporting that South Korean airlines are planning to resume flights overseas starting with tourist destinations like Guam and Saipan this summer.
Citing “industry sources,” KBS reported that Jeju Air will begin service on its Incheon-Saipan route from June 8 and fix future schedules based on market demand.
This confirms the announcement made during the last Guam Visitors Bureau board meeting that Jeju Air wants to resume flights to Guam.
But the KBS report goes further and states that aside from Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines also plans to service the Incheon-Guam route starting next month.
KBS also reports that Korean Air has started selling November tickets for the Incheon-Guam route while Jin Air is currently carrying passengers to and from Guam once a week.
GVB has already asked Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero to authorize the acceptance of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (which is the vaccine most used in South Korea) in order to facilitate the expected resumption of Korean arrivals.
The governor has already verbally agreed to do so but Public Health still has to issue official guidelines on the matter.