United Airlines is to expand its route network to Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport from 28 March 2020, by adding services from four more US hubs in addition to a daily Boeing 787-9 service already offered from San Francisco.
The airline will operate flights from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and Washington D.C. to Tokyo Haneda, subject to government approval.
The Chicago link will utilise a Boeing 777-200ER, Los Angeles a B787-10, and both New York/Newark and Washington D.C, B777-200ERs.
In addition to United’s new Haneda flights, Tokyo’s Narita International Airport will continue to be a hub for United with nonstop daily service between Narita and Denver, Guam, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and San Francisco.
With the start of these new routes, United will no longer serve Narita from its Chicago and Washington D.C. hubs, as has shifted these flights from Narita to Haneda.
“Our new service to Haneda gives our customers more choice and connections to more than 65 destinations throughout Asia. With service beginning next spring, we look forward to providing convenient service for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and beyond,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network.
“United has offered nonstop service between the U.S. and Japan for more than 40 years and we are excited to expand our Japan network at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and continue to be the largest U.S. carrier to Japan.”