United-Continental to resume Sendai service

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United-Continental Holdings, the parent company of United Airlines and Continental Airlines, said that Continental will resume scheduled service to Sendai, Japan from Guam later this year.

The new service marks the "first resumption of regular service by a foreign airline" since Sendai Airport reopened on 13 April, according to the company. The airport was closed after the Japanese earthquake on 11 March.

Flights will launch on 2 October and operate twice-weekly according to the company. The flights will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft. The service is subject to government approval. A United-Continental spokesman told ATI that the carrier had operated four weekly flights on the route before the earthquake.