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  • By Pacific island Times News Staff

United adds twice-weekly flights between Saipan and Guam

United Airlines has announced new twice-weekly Boeing 737-700 service between Saipan and Guam, beginning Aug. 2. The new service gives passengers from Saipan more options for convenient connections to Honolulu and Japan through Guam.

United’s new service is scheduled to depart Guam on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. and arrive in Saipan at 12:15 a.m. the next day. The return flight departs Saipan on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:55 a.m. and arrives in Guam at 5:40 a.m. United will operate Boeing 737-700 (12 seats in United Business, 36 seats in United Economy Plus and 78 seats in United Economy) aircraft between Saipan and Guam.

“We are pleased to add the new twice-weekly service between Guam and Saipan. Since we started the daily jet service between Guam and Saipan on June 1, we have seen strong demand between the islands. More importantly, by adding new twice-weekly service we are able to accommodate Saipan customers who desire to make a same-day connection to Honolulu and Japan with just one stop in Guam,” said Sam Shinohara, United’s managing director of Asia/Pacific Airport Operations.

“This new service complements our recently announced reintroduction of widebody aircraft flying twice-daily between Guam and Tokyo beginning on October 28 as well as the 20 additional flights United will offer customers traveling between Japan and Guam during this summer’s peak travel season beginning August 2 through August 27,” added Shinohara.

United’s addition of twice-weekly service offers customers an additional 504 seats weekly and is now available to book for travel beginning Aug. 2.

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