UNITED Airlines has increased the number of its weekly Guam-Saipan flights to four from three, Commonwealth Ports Authority Executive Director Christopher Tenorio said.
In an interview, Tenorio said United Airlines informed CPA that the increased number of flights will be effective only until May 2021.
“I don’t know if there’s going to be other changes after that,” he added.
Tenorio also reported that a Jeju Air charter flight arrived on Saipan on March 19, bringing in 32 passengers, and when it departed the island it had 33 passengers.
Asiana Airlines, he added was supposed to have a charter flight on April 14, but it has been canceled.
Currently, United Airlines Guam-Saipan flights are scheduled for Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The additional flight is set for Fridays.
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in April last year, and upon the request of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, United Airlines suspended all its CNMI flights except for cargo, medical emergencies, and Covid-19 response-related travel.
United resumed its thrice weekly Guam-Saipan flights in May 2020.