United 737s at HKG

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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?


    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.


    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


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



    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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