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JAL Breaks Down Haneda Airport Strategy for 2020

Japan Airlines has announced how it will take advantage of the new slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport with an increase in service for its main carrier and first routes for its low-cost arm. The airline will also still hold on to its position at nearby Narita Airport with new routes being launched to the more distant Tokyo airport in 2020, including an additional service to San Francisco to complement existing service from Haneda. Flights that currently operate from Narita Airport…

Tokyo’s Narita Airport Suggests Third Runway Addition and New Development

Tokyo’s Narita Airport has made another step closer to expansion; the airport proposed to build a third runway next year and the government is expected to hold a public hearing in December. Narita Airport is the second busiest airport in the country which handled 42 million passengers last year, it…

DOT Grants New Daytime Slots at Haneda, Further Connecting U.S.…

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has provisionally approved for 12 new daytime routes between the U.S. and Tokyo's Haneda Airport. The routes are expected to be operated during next year's summer schedule, just in time for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. [caption id="attachment_33720" align="aligncenter" width="540"] New slots…

The Fight for Haneda: How American Carriers Want to Serve…

Just two weeks ago, the United States Transportation Department ruled that if Delta Air Lines wants to keep its route service from Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda (HND), it would need to operate the flight every single day, 365 days a year. The Transportation Department stated that Delta exercised “virtual abandonment of…