Despite Covid surge, Korean tourists come to Guam

Jeju Air resumes air service to Guam

Korean tourists arrive on Guam Sept. 18, 2021. Photo courtesty of GVB

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Despite the Covid-19 surge, Guam saw the arrival of 100 tourists from South Korea over the weekend.

The Guam Visitors Bureau welcomed the passengers who arrived Saturday afternoon on Jeju Air's charter flight -- the airline’s first flight to the island since the beginning of the pandemic.

The passengers arrived on B737-800 aircraft.

In commemoration of Jeju’s first charter flight, GVB in partnership with the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, greeted the Korean passengers with live music and complimentary hand sanitizers were given out to arriving passengers.

“We are happy to welcome back Jeju Air and our visitors that flew into our island paradise today. This is a great example of the tourism industry trying to safely move forward as the world deals with an ongoing pandemic,” said GVB president & CEO Carl T.C. Gutierrez. “As we continue to work hard with all of our travel trade and industry partners, we thank Jeju Air for their renewed commitment to servicing Guam.”

Another charter flight is anticipated on Sept. 22. Jeju Air is slated to resume regular air service twice a week beginning Oct. 28.