United Airlines Plans Nonstop Service from San Francisco to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

By Paul Riegler on 18 October 2013
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Tokyo's Haneda Airport

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

United Airlines announced Friday that it had applied to the Department of Transportation for authority to offer nonstop service from San Francisco International Airport to Tokyo International Airport, commonly referred to as Haneda.

The move comes after American Airlines announced it will discontinue its New York-Tokyo Haneda service in December, creating an opening at the Tokyo airport.  It is expected that other U.S. airlines will apply for the route authority as well.

United said that it plans to offer the flights from San Francisco starting next summer, subject to approval by the DOT.

United currently offers over 300 daily flights to over 90 cities from San Francisco, including nonstop service to Beijing, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo’s Narita Airport.  It also plans to add nonstop flights to Chengdu and Taipei next year, subject to government approval.

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