More Air Routes from Japan to Guam

Captain Ari Fuji, the first female commercial captain pilot in Japan and Japan Airlines. (Courtesy of GIAA)
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To further aid tourism recovery in Guam, the Guam Visitors Bureau and A.B. Won Pat International Airport are working with different air carriers in Japan, such as Jetstar Japan, Japan Airlines’ low-cost carrier (LLC), regarding opening a new service for travelers coming to Guam.

“We are aggressively looking for ways to improve air traffic to Guam, which will help us with the recovery of our tourism industry and drive competition. I thank the airport team for joining us to show Japan that we are fully committed to new possibilities for travel to Guam. We know our hard work will make it easier and more affordable for the average traveler to choose our island paradise and for our local people to visit Japan, too,” stated GVB President and CEO Carl Gutierrez.

In an interview with PNC, Vice President of GVB– Gerry Perez, who was the primary catalyst for allowing air carrier routes to Guam, stated that he had a meeting with the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington DC to discuss recovery initiatives with federal agencies regarding aviation policy to expand air routes to Guam. Perez also stated that there is a mainland to Haneda slot, which they are looking to replace with Guam to Haneda. Still, they are waiting for which airline–United or foreign will jump at the opportunity. In addition to Japan air routes, GVB is also looking to expand air routes with Philippine Airlines.

As to when flights will be available, the information is still pending.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.