“Delta has decided to discontinue service between Narita and Guam by January 2018 as the demand has not been strong enough to sustain the route,” Delta spokeswoman Hiroko Okada said in a statement to the Pacific Daily News. Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific.
Delta currently offers two daily round-trip flights between Guam and its base at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. One of the flights will end in October and the second will end early next year.
Already, Delta has dropped a number of other routes from Narita during the past year, including New York JFK, Bangkok and Taipei.
Once these two flights are dropped the Delta will serve only as a US carrier flying to the American territory in the western pacific.
In the meantime Guam has lost about $9.5 million in tourism due to the threats from North Korea. There have been about 7,400 cancellations of various tours, school group and business venture functions — mostly from Japan.