Delta to Pull Out of Tokyo Narita Airport, Closing Hub

By Jeremy Del Nero on 1 August 2019
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DSC_4940Delta Air Lines announced plans on Thursday to end service from the United States to Tokyo’s Narita Airport next year and close its hub there.

The Atlanta-based airline will continue to operate flights from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Haneda, adjacent to Tokyo Bay, is conveniently located in Tokyo itself and offers quick access to all parts of the city.

Delta plans to discontinue connecting flights from Tokyo Narita to Singapore starting September 22, 2019 and it will move its connecting service to Manila from Tokyo to Seoul as part of its joint venture with Korean Air.

A trade agreement signed between the United States and Japan in February gave U.S. airlines greater access to the highly coveted daytime slots at Tokyo Haneda.

Delta inherited its hub at Narita when it acquired Northwest Airlines.  Both Northwest and Pan American World Airways had the right to operate flights from Tokyo to other destinations in Asia.  United acquired Pan Am’s rights when it purchased the now-defunct airline’s Pacific Division in 1985.

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