Five rival US carriers apply for Haneda services

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Five rival U.S carriers have sought permission from regulators to fly to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport, which is being opened to limited international flights. American Airlines, Continental Airlines and its Continental Micronesia subsidiary, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have all requested U.S DoT approval for nonstop services to Haneda International Airport.Last December, a treaty was made between the United States and Japan to liberalize transpacific service. Mainly a domestic airport, the treaty has allowed Haneda to extend its services to U.S carriers. The Airport has recently expanded to permit more flights and its fourth runway is due to open in October.Delta and United already fly to Japan through Narita airport. Delta wants to launch Haneda services from Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle and Honolulu.AMR Corp.’s American Airlines is seeking approval to serve the Tokyo airport from New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Los Angeles.If they gained approval, Continental and its subsidiary, Continental Micronesia, would fly from Newark, New Jersey, and Guam. United would fly from San Francisco.Hawaiian Airlines, a unit of Hawaiian Holdings  Inc., said it asked the DoT for permission to fly twice a day between Honolulu and Haneda.last_img read more