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Continental Airlines to launch third weekly flight from Cairns to Guam

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 13 February 2006

Continental Airlines is to launch a third weekly flight from Cairns to the Micronesian hub of Guam, commencing on Tuesday, 4 April.

The additional flight will increase access not only to Guam, but to neighbouring islands including Saipan, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Kosrae and Pohnpei, renowned worldwide for their superb diving and snorkeling.

The US-based airline also offers onward service from Guam to eight destinations in Japan, including Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka and the nationís premier ski resort of Sapporo, as well as Honolulu and the US mainland, Hong Kong, Manila and Denpasar.

And for Far North Queensland, the additional flight also offers another opportunity to boost inbound tourism, particularly from the key source markets of Japan and the USA.

To mark the start of the new Guam services, departing Cairns at 12.10am each Tuesday from 4 April, Continental is offering a roundtrip air Economy Class fare of just A$865, including taxes, for departures during April.

Continental currently offers flights from Cairns to Guam every Monday and Friday, departing at 1.35am and arriving just 4 hours and 25 minutes later at 6.00am local time, the same day. 

The early morning departure times enable travellers from throughout Australia to fly to Cairns during the previous day to make the overnight connection.

All Continental flights from Cairns are operated with New Generation Boeing 737-800 twinjets, seating up to 155 passengers in a two class cabin Ė 14 in Business Class and 141 in Economy.

Guam offers a wide range of duty free shopping options, plus golf courses, spas and snorkeling at Tumon Bay, where major hotels have been established by renowned international operators including Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Marriott and Outrigger.

Saipan, north of Guam, was the site of many battles during WWII, and is now a location of historical significance, offering a wide range of opportunities to dive on the wrecks of wartime ships and aircraft. This island also offers magnificent golf courses.

Palau, west of Guam, is the centre of more than 400 tiny islands, many made of limestone, which offer more great diving opportunities, while Jellyfish Lake is a highlight for snorkeling.

And for those who prefer ski instead of sea, Sapporo is Japanís premier ski location, offering a great winter escape for Australians during the southern summer.

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