Jeju Air commences services from Seoul Incheon to Guam
Jeju Air inaugurated services from Seoul Incheon (ICN) to Guam (GUM) in the western Pacific on 27 September. Services on the 2,200-kilometre route to Guam, which is one of only five US overseas territories and host to a major military base, are now offered with daily frequencies using 737-800s. Last year, Korean tourists accounted for around 13% of the total number of Guam’s tourists and were the second largest group after the Japanese. The chairperson for Guam’s Committee on Tourism, Senator Tina Muña Barnes, who arrived on the inaugural flight from Seoul, said: “As we promote the growth and development of our tourism economy, opportunities like this help us expand and further diversify our market.” She then added: “Jeju Air flights are a welcome addition, as they provide visitors with increased options and accessibility to Guam. This enhanced presence will further solidify our island as the premier visitor destination in the Asia-Pacific region.” Competition in the market from Seoul Incheon to the Pacific island comes from Korean Airlines’ twice-weekly and Jin Air’s single weekly frequencies.