American Airlines to apply for additional service at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport

posted on 22nd February 2019 by Justin Burns

American Airlines yesterday (21 February) submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate additional services to Tokyo Haneda (HND) from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX) and Las Vegas (LAS) in 2020.

American’s application is a result of the US and Japan reaching a tentative agreement last month to expand access at HND, which would open up to 12 additional daytime slot pairs for U.S. carrier operations.

“Tokyo is an important hub for our Pacific Joint Business with Japan Airlines,” said American Airlines president Robert Isom. “Enhanced service at Haneda would give our customers better access to downtown Tokyo and open up JAL’s domestic network with flights to destinations like Osaka, Sapporo and Fukuoka.”

American currently operates one daily flight between LAX and HND, which began in 2016 and DFW to HND is also served once a day. LAS is a new route but was operated in January by the airline with Japan Airlines (JAL) when it operated a Boeing 787-8 from 4-14 January.

American’s proposed HND services would be operated as part of the airline’s Pacific Joint Business with JAL. It was established in 2011 and covers travel among 11 countries in Asia and North America.

It allows the two airlines to coordinate schedules, network and service to give more than 3.1 million annual customers access to up to 23 daily trans-Pacific flights from 15 gateway cities in Asia and North America.

Proposed summer 2020 schedule:

Route Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft
DFW–HND 12:35 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 777-200
DFW–HND 3 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 777-200
LAS–HND 1:30 p.m. 5:25 p.m. 787-8
LAX–HND 12:40 a.m. 4:45 a.m. 787-8