Delta today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch daily daytime service between Tokyo-Haneda airport and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, and Portland, as well as twice-daily service between Haneda and Honolulu.
Delta’s proposed routes would be the only direct service currently offered by U.S. carriers between Haneda, Tokyo’s preferred airport for business travelers and the closest to the city center, and the communities of Seattle, Portland, Atlanta and Detroit.
Together with the carrier’s existing service to Haneda from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Los Angeles, these new routes would bring Delta’s proven operational reliability and exceptional service to more customers traveling between a broad network of U.S. cities and Tokyo’s preferred airport.
Additionally, Delta’s proposal provides a competitive and comprehensive alternative for consumers to the service offered by other U.S. carriers and their Japanese joint venture partners, ANA and JAL.
Delta’s existing service to Haneda from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Los Angeles has already delivered substantial consumer benefits, including transporting over 800,000 passengers since the inauguration of daytime flights.
Delta plans to operate the flights using the following aircraft types:
Seattle – Tokyo Haneda would be operated using Delta’s newest international widebody aircraft, the Airbus A330-900neo.
Detroit – Tokyo Haneda would be operated using Delta’s flagship Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Atlanta – Tokyo Haneda would be flown using Delta’s refreshed Boeing 777-200ER.
Portland – Tokyo Haneda would be flown using Delta’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Honolulu – Tokyo Haneda would be operated twice daily using Delta’s Boeing 767-300ER. This fleet type is currently being retrofitted with a new cabin interior and inflight entertainment system.
Delta has served the U.S. to Japan market for over 70 years, and today offers seven daily departures from Tokyo with connections to over 150 destinations across the U.S and Latin America.
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Pending government approvals, the new routes would launch with the summer 2020 flying schedule.