Tourism is making a comeback, slowly, but surely.
The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) and A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority (GIAA) welcomed the first flight from t’way in 2021 late Saturday night. The B737-800 aircraft arrived from Seoul, Korea, and brought 52 passengers to the island.
T’way is the first low-cost carrier to resume regular air service once a week that began July 31st. More airlines have committed to direct flights from Korea to Guam through the month of August. Korean Air will then resume air service the following week on August 6th with weekly air service. Jin Air will also begin twice-weekly flights starting August 3rd and August 6th.
“We are excited our Korean carriers are resuming service to Guam. Their commitment is another step forward in the recovery of Guam’s tourism industry and an opportunity to display our Håfa Adai spirit,” said GVB President & CEO Carl T.C. Gutierrez. “We are continuing to work hard with our travel trade and tourism partners to showcase our CHamoru culture and elevate the overall Destination Guam experience.”
Schedule of Korea Flights for the Month of August
GVB has also planned an arrival greeting service to welcome the resuming flights throughout the month. The combined flights are anticipated to provide an estimated 3,754 seats to Guam through the end of August. More than 600 seats have been sold so far.