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Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Airport Credit Rating with updated Criteria

Monday, December 3, 2018

Standard & Poor's (S&P) upgraded the credit rating on the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam's (GIAA) senior-lien general revenue bonds from BBB to a BBB+ with a stable outlook released on September 27, 2018, and again mentioned in S&Ps "Year-End Update to S&P Global Ratings' U.S. and Canadian Not-for- Profit Transportation Infrastructure Enterprises Criteria Implementation" report issued November 28, 2018.

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FAA Gives Guam Airport Perfect Score Three Years In A Row

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Over the last three days, FAA Certification Inspector, William J. Brown from the Honolulu Airport District Office has been conducting the annual certification inspection for the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam, (GIAA). Today, he announced his findings to GIAA management. The results? Zero discrepancies and 100% compliance with 14 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139, the Airport Certification Manual, and the Airport Operating Certificate

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Standard & Poor's Upgrades Airport Credit Rating

Monday, October 1, 2018

Standard & Poor's (S&P) upgraded the credit rating on the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam's (GIAA) senior-lien general revenue bonds from BBB to a BBB+ with a stable outlook released on September 27, 2018.

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GIAA Responds to Alleged Corporate Espionage by former Lotte Executive and DFS

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 14, 2018 – “GIAA is aware of recent news reports detailing the criminal indictment of a former Lotte Duty Free executive, Seung-Gyu Lee, who is accused by Korean authorities of revealing Lotte trade secrets to an executive of DFS Group, Andrew Ford, including a copy of the confidential proposal and presentation made to GIAA by Lotte in 2013.

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FAA Awards $4.5M for Seismic Upgrades to Support 3rd Floor

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) grant funding of $4,474,299.00 for the modification of the terminal building, which includes seismic upgrades and retrofitting of areas, to support the construction of the new International Arrivals Corridor (3rd Floor Project).

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"STAY" Granted Pending Appeal, Court Refuses to Expand Relief Sought by DFS

Monday, July 23, 2018

July 19, 2018 – Tamuning, Guam – On July 16, 2018, the Superior Court of Guam granted a stay in its February 2018 order that voided the Guam International Airport’s specialty retail concession agreement with Lotte Duty Free, as well as removing a portion of the order that required GIAA to abide by the terms of the voided contract.

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Airport’s FY’17 Clean Audit Sets "Low Risk Auditee" Third Year in a Row

Monday, April 2, 2018

The audited Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Financial Statements of the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) were presented to and approved by the Board of Directors at its regular meeting of March 22, 2018. Independent auditors, Ernst & Young, issued a “clean” opinion on its compliance report for the Airport Authority’s FY 2017 financial statements and major federal programs.

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A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam Appeals Judge's Ruling in DFS Protests Lawsuit

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 5, 2018 – Hagåtña, Guam – After over 4 years of litigation, Judge Arthur Barcinas of the Superior Court of Guam granted summary judgment to plaintiff DFS in DFS Guam L.P. v. A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam. The Court ordered that the duty free concession awarded to Lotte Duty Free Guam in 2013 is void. Today GIAA appealed Judge Barcinas’ rulings to the Guam Supreme Court.

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Two Years Running - FAA Gives Guam Airport Perfect Score

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Board, Management, and Staff of the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) are pleased to announce that the Guam International Airport received a perfect 100% score for its annual certification inspection, conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Honolulu Airports Districts Office (ADO), Western Pacific Region.

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Airport Police to Conduct D.U.I. Enforcement

Friday, September 1, 2017

The A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) would like to advise the public that Airport Police will be conducting a D.U.I. Checkpoint on Sunday, September 3, 2017, along Route 10-A, Tiyan, and other airport roadways.

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Airport Launches Vision Hulo' With International Arrivals Corridor Project Kickoff

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tomorrow, the A.B. Won Pat International Airport will kick off the construction of the International Arrivals Corridor, a $110M capital improvement project and launch "Vision Hulo'" a campaign of initiatives the Airport has adopted to promote growth, development and opportunities and enhance Guam Airport's profile in the region and its connectivity with the world.

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S&P Affirms BBB(SPUR)/Stable Long Term Investment Grade Rating

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Standard & Poors (S&P) affirmed its "BBB" long-term rating and underlying rating (SPUR)* on the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam's 2013 senior-lien General Revenue Bonds, with a stable outlook. "The stable outlook reflects our anticipation that the Airport's financial performance will remain steady, supported by consistent or improving passenger levels", according to the ratings summary released by S&P on June 19, 2017.

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GIAA "Low Risk Auditee" Two years Running

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Results of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Financial Statements of the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) were presented and approved by the Board of Directors at its regular meeting of January 26, 2017. The audit was performed by independent auditors, Ernst & Young, and gave GIAA a "clean" opinion on its compliance report for FY 2016 financial statements and major federal programs.

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Airport Celebrates 41 Years

Friday, January 13, 2017

This afternoon, the Honorable Ray S. Tenorio, Acting Governor of Guam, will proclaim the week of January 13 – 20, 2017 as "AIRPORT WEEK 2017", marking the 41st year of the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA), as an autonomous agency of the Government of Guam.

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Moody's Affirms Baa2 Investment Grade Rating

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Moody's Investor Services, in a ratings update released on January 11, 2017 affirmed its "Baa2" rating on the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, Guam's 2013 $227 million in Series 2013 A, B and C General Airport, with a stable outlook.

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GIAA Unveils APC Technology in USCBP

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam ("GIAA") is proud to announce the official launch of the Automated Passport Control (APC) self-service kiosks in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection immigration hall!

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GIAA Asks AG to Intervene in Arbitration Award Lawsuit

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority. Guam ("GIAA") filed a lawsuit in Guam Superior Court in May asking the Court to vacate the arbitration award to DFS Guam relating to unpaid rent owed by DFS to the Airport. Yesterday, GIAA filed its opposition to DFS's motion to dismiss the lawsuit and asked Guam Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson to intervene in the matter.

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Airport Receives Marketing Awards

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam has been awarded the top marketing award for airports in the under 4 million passengers category at the Routes Asia Network Development Forum, being held in Manila, Philippines from March 6 through 8, 2016.

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Three Years Running – Clean Audit for GIAA

Friday, March 4, 2016

GIAA commended for Achieving “Low Risk” Auditee status for FY 2015 - Results of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Financial Statements of the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) were presented and approved by their Board of Directors today at its regular meeting of March 3, 2016 meeting.

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FAA Awards $3.34M Million in Grant Funding

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in its July 8, 2015 Grant Offer to the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA), awarded an additional $3.34M in funding for the last phase of the runway rehabilitation project.

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T'WAY AIR One Step Closer to Guam Air Service

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam is pleased to receive word that T'way Air Co., Ltd. is one step closer to serving Guam after they filed their application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a foreign carrier permit and for exemption authority under U.S.-Korea Open Skies.

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Audit Results Lauds Airport – Clean Opinion for Federal Program Compliance & Approaching 1.7M in Enplanements

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Results of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (’14) Financial Statements of the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam were presented and approved by their Board of Directors today at the January 29, 2015 regular meeting. The audit was performed by independent auditors, Ernst & Young, and gave GIAA a “clean” opinion on its compliance report over major federal programs and the Airport was commended on its second year of “no findings” pertaining to their federal programs.

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S&P Affirms Investment Grade Rating

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Standard & Poors (S&P) affirmed its "BBB" rating for the A.B. Won Pat International Airport, The stable outlook reflects our anticipation that the Airport's financial performance will remain steady, supported by consistent or improving passenger levels", according to the ratings summary released by S&P on November 26, 2014.

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Arrests at Airport

Friday, November 14, 2014

Airport Police, in its response to reports of missing property and inquiry into Lost and Found, have uncovered a ring involved in theft of property on Airport premises. Thus far, five (5) arrests have been made.

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Airport Launches Mobile Website

Friday, October 17, 2014

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (“GIAA”), rolled out its refreshed branding, website and mobile application at a Tenant and Stakeholder Social last night at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

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GIAA Specialty Retail Concession Update

Friday, October 17, 2014

The latest complaint filed in Guam Superior Court by DFS Guam L.P. relating to the specialty retail concession contract rehashes old accusations that the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (“GIAA”) has already refuted in numerous court filings and public statements.

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New $26M Baggage Handling System for Guam Airport

Monday, July 7, 2014

A new Baggage handling System (BHS) will greatly improve the experience for passengers traveling through the Guam Airport. the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam will be able to double the capacity of baggage handling and screening while freeing up space in the terminal with a $26 million system that is set for completion by 2016.

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Airport Welcomes $4.55M in FAA Grant Awards

Monday, June 30, 2014

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam are excited to announce the receipt of two multi-year (2) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) federal grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the amount of $4.55M!

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Airport Completes Full-Scale Disaster Drill

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam completed its Triennial Full-Scale Disaster Drill Exercise on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The exercise, which went into play at approximately 8:45 a.m., concluded with after-action discussions and evaluations of responding agencies performance, also known as a “hot wash”. Official medical and law enforcement evaluators and observers from federal and local agencies commented on various aspects of today’s response activities. The overall assessment was that response capability and capacity was adequate to address the scenario that played out as part of the Airport’s Triennual Full- Scale Disaster Drill.

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GIAA Staff Trained in Wildlife Hazard Management

Friday, May 2, 2014

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) continues their dedication to training airport personnel to keep up with the ever-changing needs of the aviation industry and airport landscape. In line with the mandates under the U.S. Federal Air Regulations (FAR 139.337) for certification, airports must be trained in Wildlife Hazard Management.

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JAL Bases Pilot Training on Guam

Friday, October 4, 2013

Japan Airline’s (JAL) business profile has expanded with the opening of a full flight crew training center here at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA).

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Demand For Airport Bonds Nears $1.7 Billion

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today in New York the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) successfully sold $247.35 million in new revenue bonds to refinance existing debt for significant savings and to finance $110 million of new capital improvements, additions and extensions to the Airport.

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Airport Duty Free Transition Starts

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority (“Airport”) announced that the transition of the Airport Specialty Retail Merchandise Concession (the “Concession”) from DFS Guam L.P. to Lotte Duty Free Guam, LLC commenced this past Saturday, July 13, including DFS’s return of a portion of the Concession premises now occupied by Lotte.

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Airport Specialty Retail Concession

Friday, May 31, 2013

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam, learned late yesterday that DFS Duty Free Guam has filed an appeal of the Airport’s denial of DFS’s bid protest and that DFS has filed an action in Guam Superior Court seeking to stop the Airport from proceeding to realize the significant benefits that will come from the installation of Lotte Duty Free Guam as the new duty free concessioner at the Airport.

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DFS Protest Denied

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (“GIAA”) announced today that after a thorough review and investigation it has denied a protest filed by DFS Guam L.P. relating to the Airport specialty retail concession (the “duty free concession”).

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Airport Lights Brighter, Power Use Decreased

Monday, September 24, 2012

The lights are a lot brighter, with less power used at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport . A crew of men in orange safety vests has been working all week long in the ceilings, upgrading ballasts and retrofitting lighting equipment to garner energy savings.

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Jeju One Step Closer to Air Services to Guam

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) had issued an Order on June 8, 2012, that allows Jeju Air Co. Ltd., a Korean low cost carrier, to conduct scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from the Republic Korea to points in the United States and beyond.

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GIAA Chiller Affected by Power Surges

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) continues their work on upgrading their air conditioning units and undertaking repairs and preventive maintenance measures on the chillers.

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A/C Upgrade Ongoing

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Airport is implementing its Energy Performance Management Contract that includes an overhaul and upgrade of the airport’s air conditioning system.

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Airport Supports Jeju Air Application to Provide Air Services to Guam

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jeju Air Co. Ltd., a Korean low cost carrier, has filed an application with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from the Republic Korea to points in the United States and beyond. In their application, they specifically proposed to commence services on the Pusan-Guam and Incheon-Guam routes later this year.

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Airport Undergoing Air Conditioning System Overhaul

Monday, January 30, 2012

The combination of an unforeseen breakdown of one chiller unit with high volume of passengers at the terminal facility during peak travel through the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority results in warmer air conditions at certain areas of the airport.

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Plans for Airport Week 2012 Underway

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The week of January 13 through 20, 2012 will be proclaimed as Airport Week 2012 with a Proclamation Signing by Governor Eddie B. Calvo to be held at the Governor’s Complex in Adelup on Friday, January 13, 2012.

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Airport Employees Attain Awards of Excellence

Monday, December 5, 2011

On Thursday, December 1, 2011, the agency and several employees of the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority attained awards of excellence in several categories at the Governor’s Employee Recognition Program Awards Banquet.

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Baggage Pilferage Ring Uncovered

Monday, August 8, 2011

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) Police Division has arrested several individuals suspected of involvement in a string of thefts in the baggage area.

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GIAA Responds to Media Inquiries about Disciplinary Action

Monday, August 1, 2011

In connection with the GIAA administrative investigation into allegations of improprieties that led to injury of a volunteer participant at GIAA’s Triennial Disaster Drill conducted on June 1, 2011, GIAA management confirms that it has taken actions against certain employees who were directly involved.

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Boeing 787 Flight Tests Activity on Guam

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The super efficient 787 Dreamliner has arrived in Guam! Boeing will be testing the extended range operations and function reliability of its newest aircraft and the A.B. Won Pat International Airport. Guam will play ground host as Boeing conducts it tests in this part of the world.

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Airport Administrative Investigation Complete

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Administrative Investigation into an incident that occurred on June 1, 2011 during the Airport’s Triennial Full Scale Disaster Drill that resulted in the injury of a participant is concluded and the report has been submitted to the Executive Manager for review.

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Investigation Still Ongoing

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Airport investigation into the incident regarding the injury of a student volunteer for the Airport’s Triennual Exercise held on June 1, 2011 is still ongoing.

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Public Notice: Airport Police to Conduct Traffic and Seatbelt Enforcement

Friday, May 20, 2011

In conjunction with the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign, which is scheduled from May 23 through June 6, 2011, the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) would like to advise the public that Airport Police will be conducting traffic and seatbelt enforcement, along Route 10-A, Tiyan, and other airport roadways.

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Airport Rolls Out New Luggage Carts

Friday, April 15, 2011

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam is one step closer to enhancing our visitor arrival experience by providing 300 brand new luggage carts in the airport’s arrival lobby.

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GIAA Employee Earns A.C.E. Designation

Friday, September 10, 2010

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) is proud to announce that one of its employees, Mr. Ivan C. Gumataotao, Electrician II (Airfield), has received the designation of “Airport Certified Employee” (A.C.E.) – Airfield Lighting Maintenance, by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

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Honoring Our Heroes

Monday, July 26, 2010

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam, will honor Micronesia’s Fallen Heroes with the installation of seven individual banners commemorating those sons and daughters who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

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Airport Executive Manager Resigns

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Carlos H. Salas, Executive Manager of the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) tendered his resignation to the Chairman of the GIAA Board of Directors, to take effect on May 1, 2010. In a letter to GIAA Board Chairman, Martin J. Gerber, Mr. Salas indicated he initially will take personal time off to spend with his family and his mother who resides off-island. Although he mentions no specific plans for alternate employment at this time, Mr. Salas anticipates his career will likely take a different direction within the near future.

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Kudos to Airport Achievers

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam recognized the achievement of employees at the 2009 Tenant Appreciation & Employee Recognition get-together on Friday, January 15, 2010.

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Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

HONOLULU – Guam Airport Police Lieutenant Carl V. Cruz, of Dededo, graduated December 10, 2009 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies “Executive Course: Advanced Security Cooperation” course. Cruz received his diploma from APCSS Deputy Director, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (retired) James Hirai.

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Airport Week 2010 Proclaimed

Friday, January 15, 2010

Governor Felix P. Camacho proclaimed the week of January 15 through 22, 2010 as Airport Week 2010 at a Proclamation Signing held at the Governor’s Complex in Adelup today.

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Air Displays Pose Hazard; Requires FAA clearance

Thursday, December 31, 2009

As the island prepares to bring in 2010, the Airport would like to advise the public that any type of air display poses a hazard to aircraft operations and requires prior approval and clearance by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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New Primary Customs Clearance Facility

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) and the Guam Customs & Quarantine Agency (CQA) formalized plans for the relocation of air cargo clearance operations to the new Guam Integrated Air Cargo Facility located in Tiyan and slated for completion and occupancy on August 15, 2009.

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Airport Operations Duty Manager “A.C.E.” Certified

Friday, June 19, 2009

The A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) is proud to announce the achievement of Airport Certified Employee A.C.E. certification bestowed on Airport Operations Supervisor Edward A.P. Muna II. Edward joins 8 other Airport employees, and is the second Operations division employee to receive this prestigious designation.

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Airport Awarded $4.8 Million in ARRA Grant Funding

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grant funding in the amount of $4,807,180.00 for the Rehabilitation of Runway 6L/24R under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009.

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Jetstar Lands Safely at Guam International Airport

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport received an Alert II (indicating a problem on board) from the Air Traffic Control Tower at 1:38am, notifying the Airport that JetStar Airbus A330 operating as JQ Flt 20, reported a fire in the cockpit and was located approximately 25 minutes out of Guam.

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ANA to Operate Charters for Summer Months

Thursday, May 14, 2009

All Nippon Airways has announced that it will be conducting charters during the peak summer travel period, and will operate a total of 33 round trip flights on the Tokyo Haneda-Guam Route, utilizing B-747 aircraft.

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Last Phase of Runway 6L/24R

Friday, May 8, 2009

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority is in the last phase of the Runway Extension Project with the recent award of $15.9M to complete the extension of Runway 24R.

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GIAA Receives Brownfields Grant

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam (GIAA) is pleased to announce that GIAA will perform cleanup of three formerly used military sites on airport property that have low levels of environmental contaminants remaining.

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Banners to be reinstalled

Friday, April 17, 2009

The A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam will be re-installing the Fallen Heroes of Micronesia Display in the East Ticket Lobby.

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We support the troops

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Concerns have been raised over the de-installation of banners commemorating the Fallen Heroes of the War of Enduring Freedom previously displayed in the East Ticket Lobby of the Airport.

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Airport RATA Concludes Successful ARFF Training

Monday, April 13, 2009

This is one of the best training classes I’ve had!” stated Leslie P. Omans, instructor, of the recently concluded Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Driver/Operator Course conducted by the A. B. Won Pat International Airport Authority, Guam’s (GIAA) Regional Aviation Training Academy (RATA).

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FAA Awards Airport

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The GIAA Board accepted $8.5 Million in grant awards for various airport projectsat its Board of Directors meeting held February 26, 2009.

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