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Aviation Accord Permits Daytime Takeoffs & Landings for Haneda-Singapore Route Starting Spring 2014

Aviation Accord Permits Daytime Takeoffs & Landings for Haneda-Singapore Route Starting Spring 2014

Singapore's Changi International Airport Terminal 3.

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On September 20, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced an agreement produced by bilateral aviation talks with Singapore's aviation authority will allow flights between Haneda Airport and Singapore to land and takeoff at Haneda during the daytime hours (6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.).

After the number of landing slots for international routes at Haneda Airport increases from 30,000 to 60,000 at the end of March 2014, Japanese and Singaporean airlines will be able to operate four flights a day (two for each country) on the route.

The two countries also agreed to implement an "open skies" accord to liberalize aviation (including at Tokyo area airports) in summer 2013.

Daytime international flights at Haneda Airport that land or takeoff during the daytime hours are currently limited to short-haul flights to East Asia, but Japan has decided to permit such landing slots for long-haul routes to Singapore and Europe beginning in 2014.

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