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Guam welcomes Air Seoul’s inaugural flight

September 13, 2017

Newest airline is now the island’s 6th carrier from Korea

(Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), in partnership with the A.B Won Pat International Airport, welcomed nearly 200 passengers that arrived on Air Seoul’s inaugural flight from Seoul, Korea early Wednesday morning.

Air Seoul is an Incheon based low-cost carrier that now provides direct service from Incheon to Guam six times a week, adding approximately 3,000 additional seats to Guam’s current 73,000-seat capacity from Korea.

“To provide diversity to the customers, we have decided to launch a new route between Incheon to Guam because Guam is the most popular destination to Koreans,” stated Air Seoul CEO Mr. Ryu Kwang-hee. “Air Seoul will have a strong competitive edge since it offers a more spacious cabin, thus more leg room with personal monitors in the newest and latest planes.”

In commemoration of their inaugural flight, GVB will also be hosting a familiarization tour for major tour agencies, operators and business partners from Korea from September 12-16, 2017.

“We’re proud to welcome Guam’s newest airline carrier and look forward to working with Air Seoul to continue developing our Korea market,” said GVB President and CEO Nathan Denight. “With over 1.5 million people that travel to our island paradise annually, this is a great time for visitors find out more about our 4,000-year-old Chamorro culture and Håfa Adai spirit.”

Air Seoul is the 6th airline from Korea to fly to Guam, joining Korean Air, Jeju Air, Jin Air, T'way Airlines and Air Busan in providing direct service to the island. The airline is the second LLC brand from Asiana Airlines, which also includes Air Busan. Air Seoul currently operates flights to 10 cities in Japan and 4 cities in South East Asia.

Media Contact: JOSH TYQUIENGCO - Public Information Officer