After a final inspection of airfield and navigational aids, the Guam Airport opened one of its main runways today, but strictly for humanitarian and essential cargo operations only, and prior permission is required.

GIAA executive manager John Quinata said, “We had the first cargo flights coming in this morning from Saipan, Rota, Kwajalein, and Yap transporting military relief personnel, equipment and essential cargo.”

He added, “We anticipate the first relief flights will follow tomorrow, transporting FEMA and critical federal response workers coming to aid in the island’s recovery from Typhoon Mawar. For the initial relief flights, we will be working in close coordination with the US Customs and Border Protection and Guam Customs and Quarantine for humanitarian personnel clearance.”

Resumption of commercial passenger services is still expected to begin on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

GIAA will be meeting with airlines on the plan of execution. Passengers are advised to contact their airlines directly for flight status and rescheduling their flights.