hawaiian717 wrote:eta unknown wrote:Remember also that UA has the govt. contract to transport federal employees- that should put any further speculation to rest.
These contracts are re-competed annually. For FY22, Delta also has a number of contracts out of GUM; looking at GUM-STL for example on Delta's web site shows a Korean Air-operated codeshare segment to ICN (foreign-operated codeshare flights are valid for city pair contracts if the US airline chooses to include them, and foreign-operated codeshares issued with a US carrier's flight number are considered flying a US airline for purposes of complying with the Fly America Act). If Hawaiian wanted to get into the GUM-HNL market, they could certainly do so and attempt to compete for GUM-HNL (not to mention other ex-GUM markets via HNL, including other islands and the mainland) for FY23 and beyond.
You raise a good point about HA competing for the contracts. Is it safe to say they are not interested or have not been successful, hence why no HA HNL-GUM service?