United Welcomes 1st Charter to Guam From Dalian China


Guam – United Airlines  welcomed the first charter flight to Guam from Dalian, China last night, in line with the airline’s continued efforts to expand charter operations from mainland China to Guam to meet growing demand. Upon arrival the 144 passengers aboard received a warm Micronesian welcome by United’s local team and officials from the Guam Visitors Bureau.

United will operate an additional charter flight from Dalian to Saipan later this month, offering a total of 15 roundtrip charter flights from four Chinese cities during the peak 2012 Chinese New Year season, including from Shanghai (PVG), Beijing (PEK), Hangzhou (HGH) and Dalian (DLC) . All flights are operated by United’s fleet of Boeing 737-700/800 aircraft.

“We are excited to add Dalian to our growing list of cities in mainland China from which we service non-stop charter flights to Guam. This is our fifth consecutive year to operate charter flights from mainland China to Guam, and United is committed to finding more opportunities for growth by working closely with our travel agency partners and Guam Visitors Bureau in China,” said Barry Bergmann, United’s managing director for Micronesia and Southeast Asia. “United continues to promote Guam as an attractive beach destination to travelers from China, which represents one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for leisure travel.”

The flight schedules for the Dalian-Guam/Saipan charter flights are as follows:

Date               Flight          Departure    Time           Arrival    Time            Duration
Jan 23            UA 1862     Dalian          2:00 p.m.    Guam      9:00 p.m.      05:00 hrs
Jan 27            UA 1861     Guam           5:00 p.m.    Dalian     7:55 p.m.      04:55 hrs

Date              Flight           Departure    Time           Arrival    Time            Hours
Jan 27           UA 1862      Dalian          9:00 p.m.    Saipan     3:55 a.m.     04:55 hrs
Jan 31           UA 1861      Saipan          4:00 p.m.    Dalian     7:30 p.m.     05:30 hrs