United 737s at HKG

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    IstanbulWarrior
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    I was departing HKG this afternoon and noticed three United 737-800s on the apron. Surely most North American destinations lie well beyond the range of these aircraft. I see that 737s are used on the HKG-Guam route, but this is a 4x weekly service and surely wouldn’t require UA having three aircraft.
    Can anyone shed some light on this?


    AndrewinHK
    Participant

    The aircraft is also used to fly to Ho Chi Minh on a daily basis. 3 aircraft must mean they are also here for maintainance from the Guam or Tokyo base.


    TimFitzgeraldTC
    Participant

    And from Guam can do onto HNL with a spot of Island hopping a few times a week.

    GUM 0920 I TKK 1108 I 1:48/ :39 738 E
    TKK 1147 D PNI 1405 D 1:18/ :42 738 E
    PNI 1447 I KWA 1737 I 1:50/ :38 738 E
    KWA 1815 D MAJ 1913 D :58/ :57 738 E
    MAJ 2010 I HNL 0250 M I 4:40 738 E

    Taken for 4th November


    seanyjmuclhr
    Participant

    Continental used to have a hub at Guam (US territory in the Pacific), of course UA now has it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam


    IstanbulWarrior
    Participant

    @amc1234
    Isn’t HKG-SGN an extension of UA117 which uses a 777? Having routes from Guam still doesn’t explain why there would be so many 737s stationed at HKG though.
    Wouldn’t the Tokyo planes be maintained at Tokyo?

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