The Guam International Airport has been designated a support location for COPE NORTH 23 US military exercises taking place in the region, as announced by the Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. See: bit.ly/40yAuFI. The exercises will consist of numerous military aircraft operating over Guam and throughout the region from February 8-24, 2023.
“Guam International Airport runways and taxiways are a vital piece of infrastructure supporting not only commercial aviation, but a critical alternate or divert location for Andersen Airfield” stated John M. Quinata, Executive Manager. “The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam is proud to support regional military exercises as a support location,” he continued.
The community may anticipate increased military air activity and associated noise on or around the Guam International Airport facilities over the next two weeks. Mr. Quinata further reiterated that, “We thank our Guam residents for their patience and understanding as the Airport does its part in support of these joint military training exercises.”