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Airline Start-ups: Fly Guam launches services

Founded as a joint venture between locally-based carrier Freedom Air and the Hong Kong-based investment firm, World Aviation Incorporated, the new carrier received its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-400 (reg N238AG, serial 23866) on 28 February 2011. The aircraft, which is configured for 12 first class and 132 economy seats, is wet-leased from Sky King. Atwater, California-based charter specialist Sky King is currently operating under bankruptcy protection, with plans to emerge in May 2011. Sky King's fleet includes seven Boeing 737-200s, all but two of which are leased and five leased 737-400s.The inaugural service from Guam to Hong Kong, via Saipan, took off on 4 March 2011. Air Guam is also planning to serve Guangzhou, Manila, Palau, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei, following the arrival of a second Sky King 737. Freedom Air is expected to continue its existing passenger schedules from Guam to Tinian, Rota and Saipan, together with passenger and cargo charters in and around the Marianas, flown with a fleet of two Shorts 360s, one Shorts 330 and a several light aircraft. Contact details for the start-up are:

Fly Guam
Guam International Airport
Admiral Sherman Boulevard
Building 17-80

Tel:  +1 671 588 2359
Fax: +1 671 477 0203


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