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United Airlines to Launch Nonstop Flights Between Guam and Tokyo-Haneda

United Airlines to Launch Nonstop Flights Between Guam and Tokyo-Haneda

BY ÖYKüM GELEN Published on February 24, 2024 0 COMMENTS

United Airlines announced the launch of nonstop flights between Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) in Guam and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) on May 1. United will use its Boeing 737-800 aircraft for this year-round service, accommodating 166 passengers, including 16 in business class. 


The route will be United's second service to Tokyo from its Guam hub after a route serving Tokyo's other airport: Narita Airport (NRT). United's newly announced Tokyo-Haneda service will add to the airline's 32 weekly flights connecting Guam and Tokyo-Narita.




Patrick Quayle, United's Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning Alliances, said about the route: 


"As we grow our global network, we're always looking for opportunities to give our customers more choices and strengthen links between countries. 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."




The flight will depart from Guam at 7:00 p.m. and arrive at Tokyo-Haneda at 10:00 p.m. local time the same day. The return route will leave Tokyo-Haneda at 11:55 p.m. and arrive in Guam at 4:45 a.m. local time the next day.


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United offers over 87 weekly flights to 14 destinations from Guam, including multiple other Japanese cities. The carrier has operated from Guam for over 55 years, with the following destinations having direct flights:


  • Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (TKK)
  • Fukuoka, Japan (FUK)
  • Honolulu (HNL)
  • Koror, Palau (ROR)
  • Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia (KSA)
  • Kwajalein, Marshall Islands (KWA)
  • Majuro, Marshall Islands (MAJ)
  • Manila (MNL)
  • Nagoya-Centrair, Japan (NGO)
  • Osaka-Kansai, Japan (KIX)
  • Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (PNI)
  • Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (SPN)
  • Yap, Federated States of Micronesia (YAP)




This announcement comes one day after American Airlines announced direct flights between New York (JFK) and Tokyo-Haneda. With the approval of the slot, American Airlines continues to be the only carrier between New York-JFK and Tokyo-Haneda. United is also waiting for government approval before officially initiating this route.


Photo: Luke Wittig | AeroXplorer


United will now offer six daily flights to Tokyo-Haneda from its hub airports: Chicago-O'Hare (ORD), Guam, Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), and Washington-Dulles (IAD). The airline also operates ten daily flights to Tokyo-Narita from Denver (DEN), Houston-Intercontinental (IAH), LAX, Guam, and Saipan (SPN). United offers more seats from the U.S. to Tokyo than any other U.S. airline.



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Hey there, I'm Öyküm Gelen, and I'm all about weaving stories that take you to new places. Writing is my jam, and each sentence is like a little journey on its own. But there's more to me than just words; I'm also fascinated by airplanes. Whether I'm exploring the skies in my writing or geeking out about aviation, I can't get enough of it. And guess what? I'm not just about words and wings – I'm knee-deep in the world of architecture studies. Designing structures that stand tall is my other passion. So, in the mix of storytelling, aviation dreams, and architecture plans, I'm Öyküm, bringing a blend of creativity and curiosity to the table.

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