Friday, 18th February 2011
In Japan Travel News,
American Airlines launches new Japan service
American Airlines has begun new flights between New York and Tokyo due to increase demand.
The carrier will continue with its existing route between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Tokyo's Narita airport but the new service will land at Haneda airport, which is closer to the centre of Tokyo.
The service will use a Boeing 777 and will offer a total of 247 seats consisting of 16 first class, 37 business class and 194 in economy class.
Around 70 million passengers pass through Haneda each year - making it one the busiest in the region and the fourth busiest in the world.
It is also the main air hub for domestic flights so American Airlines believe the new service will able to those travellers planning to take ongoing connections to other cities in Japan.
Delta Air Lines has also confirmed that it plans to expand its presence at Haneda airport with new direct services to Detroit and Los Angeles.
Written by Susan Ballion.
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