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United adds more Guam-Nagoya flights

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — United airlines has announced that it is restoring four weekly flights between Guam and Nagoya from Dec. 2 to the end of March 2019.

United says the decision to restore the service is in response to an increase in demand for travel between Japan and Guam.   United currently operates one daily flight between Guam and Nagoya.

The additional four flights will add more than 1,000 seats per week between Guam and Japan to meet the demand during the winter month, according to the release from United.

Guam Visitor Bureau Chief Nate Denight issued a statement saying “GVB is delighted” with the restoration of service and he thanked “our hometown carrier for their confidence in our island.”

Denight called the announcement a “direct reflection” of the initiatives launched by GVB and GIAA to increase the number of Japanese visitors. “More flights mean more visitors,” said Denight, “which leads to more jobs and economic resources, making Guam a better place to live.”

United’s decision to add the additional Nagoya flights follows their announcement last month that it would deploy a Boeing 777-200 aircraft on two of three daily flights between Guam and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.

The use of the larger aircraft increases the number of seats by 80 percent. That service begins Oct. 28  and runs through March 30.