Guam flights being resumed by 2 budget carriers
Budget carriers are resuming flights to Guam as quarantine-free travel increases demand for international travel.
Jin Air announced Thursday that its Busan-Guam routes will resume starting April 16. The route has been temporarily suspended since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fights will operate Tuesdays and Saturdays.
According to the carrier, it is resuming the Guam route because of rising demand for international travel amid the government's dropping of the mandatory seven-day quarantine for vaccinated people arriving in Korea, which will start March 21.
Interpark Tour says that flight bookings made between March 11 and 13 rose 281 percent on month and 873 percent on year. March 11 is when the decision to drop quarantine was announced.
"We plan to resume other international flights based on each country's Covid-19 regulations and travel demand," said a spokesperson for Jin Air.
Air Busan will also resume its Busan-Guam flights.
The carrier resumed the route in November last year, but had to quickly suspend it in February due to rising Omicron cases. Flights will start again from April 30.
It will operate Busan-Guam flights twice a week also, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
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