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U.S. Airlines Apply for New Routes to Haneda - 8 Airports Including New York and Honolulu

U.S. Airlines Apply for New Routes to Haneda - 8 Airports Including New York and Honolulu

An aircraft of Delta Air Lines, which filed new routes between Tokyo's Haneda Airprot and the U.S. cities. Photo: Delta Air Lines.

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On February 16, five American airline companies announced they have applied to the United States Department of Transportation for permission to establish new routes connecting the U.S. and Narita Airport.

In December of last year, Japanese and U.S. aviation regulatory authorities agreed to conclude an Open Skies agreement liberalizing aviation between the two countries, and the American airline companies are aiming to start service in October of this year when the new runway opens at Haneda Airport, which is re-expanding and internationalizing.

American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is applying for routes from New York and Los Angeles, Continental Airlines, Inc. (CO) for New York (Newark) and Guam, United Airlines, Inc. (UA) for San Francisco, Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DL) for Seattle, Detroit, Los Angeles and Honolulu, and Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. (HA) for Honolulu. The agreement allows for new international landing slots at Haneda Airport for four daily roundtrip flights for the U.S. and Japan each, but applications have been made for routes connecting eight U.S. airports to Haneda, twice the number allotted. The U.S. Department of Transportation will decide which routes to authorize.

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