Japan Opens Up Daytime Slots to U.S. Carriers at Tokyo Haneda Airport

By Paul Riegler on 20 February 2016
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Haneda Airport in TokyoA trade agreement signed between the United States and Japan on Thursday will give U.S. airlines greater access to highly coveted daytime slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.

The move will allow daytime flights operated by both U.S. and Japanese carriers from Haneda to the United States for the first time.

Officials agreed to add five new slots between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. local time and cut the number of overnight slots from four to one, Japan’s Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Land said in a statement.

The move comes one week after American Airlines launched overnight service from Los Angeles International Airport to Haneda.

Haneda is considered a much more desirable airport than Tokyo’s Narita Airport due to its proximity to the city center.   Narita is 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Tokyo, while Haneda is still within Tokyo’s borders and is only 8.7 miles (14 kilometers) south of Tokyo Station, a major train terminal.

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