American Airlines will offer customers daily, year-round, nonstop service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) from its trans-Pacific gateway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning Feb. 11, 2016.
American recently secured takeoff and landing time slots at Haneda Airport from the Japanese aviation authorities, which will allow the commencement of the flight.
“It’s important for our customers to have direct access to Tokyo Haneda, and we’ll be proud to serve this key airport from Los Angeles,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “This new flight is a fantastic addition to our growing network to Asia and a great complement to our existing service to Tokyo Narita. We thank the Japanese authorities for working with us to find appropriate slot times, and the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State Department for facilitating the process and recognizing the importance of American offering year-round service to Haneda.”
The LAX-HND flight will be operated with American’s state-of-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Arranged in a two-class cabin configuration, American’s 787-8 features 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats, 48 Main Cabin Extra seats and 150 Main Cabin seats.
American’s new Los Angeles-Haneda service will be operated as part of the airline’s joint business with fellow oneworld member Japan Airlines. Through oneworld member airlines and their affiliates, American’s customers have access to nearly 150 destinations within Asia.
American has served Los Angeles for more than 80 years. With nearly 200 daily departures operated by the youngest fleet among global network carriers in the U.S. and unmatched premium services on the ground, American has a rich history as the premier airline at LAX with the most domestic and international destinations. In addition to Haneda, American has also announced new trans-Pacific service from LAX to Sydney, beginning Dec. 17.