24. June 2011 10:34
Continental to become the first carrier to resume its service to Japan post the devastating earthquake
United Continental Airlines would hold a distinction of sorts when it resumes it regular service to Sendai and Guam regions of Japan. The services are being planned for October 2nd revival pending the government’s approval. If permitted, Continental will run twice weekly flights. Regular flights to these Japanese regions were started 20 years ago.
With this initiative, United Continental would go a step further in terms of helping Japan get global traffic, which decreased significantly post the radiation leak reports. Continental has been active at helping Japan through relief funds. It has worked with American Red Cross and asked its frequent fliers to donate their ‘miles’ donations. In all, the airline has managed $2.3 million along with 63 million miles donated by its loyal customers.
Other than these two regions, United Airlines and Continental Airlines operate 169 weekly flights to 9 destinations in Japan.