United to increase seat capacity between Guam and Japan in October

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Guam – Some good news for the island’s tourism industry, United Airlines has announced that it will be increasing its flights between Guam and Narita, Japan, resuming its twice daily Boeing 777 service.

In using the larger aircraft, United will be increasing its seat availability by 80 percent or about 900 seats daily.

United says they will bring the larger aircraft beginning October 28 for two of its three daily flights between the two countries.

United had decreased its flight capacity and even canceled some flights between Guam and other areas of Japan gradually after the North Korea threats last August that put the territory in North Korea’s cross-hairs. Inflammatory comments between the North’s Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump led to thousands of canceled flights from Japan and a subsequent decrease in visitor arrival numbers.

United’s announcement comes just a couple weeks after a historic summit between the hermit country’s Kim and US President Trump.

United says they’ve made the decision to bring back the aircraft in “responding to the rising demand for business and leisure travel between Guam and Japan.”