Continental Airlines will resume air services between Hongkong and Guam with a twice-weekly flight starting on April 2, the airline announced today.
The flight will take off every Monday and Friday using a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which has a total seat capacity of 155 – 14 in Business Class and 141 in Economy Class. Connecting services to Guam via Manila or Tokyo is available for the other days of the week.
“Guam has been one of the top destinations for wedding, honeymoon and family travel,” said Walter Dias, the airline’s managing director of Greater China and Southeast Asia.
He added: “It makes perfect sense for us to restart the service as Hongkong is now participating in the Guam/CNMI Visa Waiver Programme. Eligible holders of a Hongkong SAR passport or British National Overseas passport can travel to Guam or Saipan without a visa.”
The US carrier started operating the non-stop service between the two destinations in 1991. It suspended flights on the route in August 2008. With the resumption of services, Guam becomes the second non-stop destination – the other one being New York – for the airline’s customers in the Chinese territory.
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