United looks to increase Guam-Osaka flights

MORE FLIGHTS: United airlines has announced it will increase its flights between Guam and Osaka from seven times a week to 10 weekly flights effective Dec. 10. 

United Airlines has announced that it is suspending flights from Guam to Hong Kong about two weeks earlier than originally planned.

The final Guam to Hong Kong flight is now scheduled for Oct. 14, according to various international media reports. United initially announced the Guam to Hong Kong service would discontinue on Oct. 27 because of falling demand. 

The advanced cancellation date follows weeks of protests in Hong Kong sparked by a now-suspended bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to China. Those protests forced the cancellation of a Guam-Hong Kong flight on Aug. 13.

Currently, there are four weekly flights from Guam to Hong Kong.

Customers who booked flights to Hong Kong from Guam after Oct. 14 are being contacted and offered "alternative arrangements."

Hong Kong bound travelers can still book a United flight to Hong Kong via Narita after that date.

The elimination of the service comes eight months after United added two additional flights a week between Guam and Hong Kong.

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