Travel boost: United Airlines to launch flights from Tokyo Haneda to Guam

by James Wilkinson

United Airlines is set to launch daily nonstop flights between Guam and Tokyo Haneda International Airport on May 1.

United’s Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, Patrick Quayle, said flights will operate year-round and create a more direct link between Guam and Japan’s capital, given the Haneda airport’s proximity to the city center.

He said these new flights – flown on a Boeing 737-800, which has room for 166 customers – including 16 business class seats – build on United’s 32 weekly flights between Guam and Tokyo-Narita.

“As we grow our global network, we’re always looking for opportunities to give our customers more choice and strengthen links between countries,” he said.

“This route – connecting Tokyo’s most convenient airport with our unique Guam hub – accomplishes just that.

“I appreciate the support of the Department of Transportation in recognizing the importance of this route to our customers and stakeholders,” he said.

United is the largest airline in Guam, offering more than 87 weekly flights to 14 destinations.

United has operated in Guam for more than 55 years and is the only airline today flying between Guam and Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya in Japan, as well as islands in the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau.

With this addition, United will operate six daily flights from Haneda, with service to New York/Newark, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and now Guam.

United also operates 10 daily flights to Tokyo’s Narita airport, with service to New York/Newark, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Guam, and Saipan.

Quayle said United offers more seats from the United States to Tokyo than any other U.S. airline.