United Airlines will be reducing the number of flights for Guam, Palau, Japan, Saipan and Micronesia beginning at the end of the month due to low demand caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak world-wide.
In its press release yesterday, United cites that the “adjustment comes after recent announcements that United is taking additional steps to reduce its international and domestic schedules as a result of the weakened demand.”
United flights departing from Palau to Guam are reduced to only four flights a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday instead of daily. Flights from Guam to Koror are also cut to four times a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays.
Flights from Guam to Narita, Japan, Nagoya, Japan and Osaka, Japan are also reduced.
Island Hopper flights are also reduced to three times a week, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays and on Wednesdays, will not be landing in Kwajelein.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and are committed to working with the visitors bureaus and stakeholders in the region to rebuild demand for travel and return to normal operations as soon as possible.”
United said that they are working with customers to provide more flexibility by waiving change fees for any booking, domestic or international made between March 1 and March 31 due to high level of uncertainty in travel. For more information on fee waivers, on what United is doing to keep customers and employees safe, check out united.com or follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or on Facebook.