Following the Japanese government distribution of new daytime flight slots at Tokyo-Haneda Airport, both Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have announced moves to add new flights to the US and shift trans-Pacific flights from Narita to Haneda.
All Nippon Airways Shifts US-Bound Flights From Narita, Launches New Regional/Europe Flights
Starting in the summer of 2020, ANA will shift its US-bound flights from Narita to Houston, San Jose (California), Seattle, and Washington-Dulles, along with the addition of new Haneda-Los Angeles and Haneda-San Francisco flight.
Along with the shift in US-bound flights, ANA will open new flights to China (Qingdao, Shenzhen), Delhi, Milan, Moscow, Stockholm, and Istanbul.
ANA will continue to operate flights from Narita to Chicago, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Francisco, and Honolulu.
There is growing demand to visit Japan, and ANA will increase its international service just as Haneda Airport also expands to adapt for inbound Japanese tourism," said Seiichi Takahashi, Senior Vice President of ANA. "These new routes will increase the ease and convenience for passengers flying to Japan from across the world, a significant benefit of our dual hub strategy."
Japan Airlines Adds 12 New Routes from Haneda
Along with the announcement made by ANA, JAL also announced the addition of twelve new international routes from Haneda using the new slots allocations. Among the new destinations include cities in the United States, Finland, Russia, Australia, India and China.
JAL will introduce flights open up flights to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, and Los Angeles, and add more flights to New York-JFK. The airline will add more flights to Chicago from Haneda in 2021.
In addition to the new US routes from Haneda, JAL will open new flights to Moscow, Helsinki, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Sydney, as well as Dalian and Shanghai-Pudong in China. JAL has stated by 2020, it will operate flights to 34 international destinations from Haneda.
“The expansion of these new services at Tokyo`s metropolitan airports will provide convenient options to our business and leisure customers in Japan and throughout the world. With the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, we look forward to serving our valued customers through Tokyo`s Haneda and Narita airports, while providing a seamless travel experience,” said Tetsuya Onuki, Managing Executive Officer – International Route Marketing.