United confirms restoration of Guam – Saipan service

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United Airlines issued a statement Thursday evening confirming that they would resume Guam – Saipan service on Saturday, May 2.

United informed the Commonwealth Ports authority of its decision on Wednesday according to Saipan media reports.

The United release issued to Guam media Thursday evening states:

“United Airlines will be resuming its Guam (GUM) – Saipan (SPN) service beginning on May 2, 2020.

United will operate the GUM-SPN service aboard a B737 jet aircraft three-times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. United flight UA174 will depart Guam at 7:30 a.m. and arrive in Saipan at 8:11 a.m.

The return flight (UA117) will depart Saipan at 9:15 a.m. and arrive in Guam at 9:55 a.m.

United is pleased to be able to resume the lifeline connection between the islands in times of emergency, as well as support the transport of critical medical equipment and supplies, perishable food items and mail delivery for the residents of Saipan.

This schedule is subject to change given the current COVID-19 environment and travel restrictions in place. Customers are encouraged to check united.com for the latest flight schedule.”