American resumes New York-Tokyo Haneda flights


American Airlines has resumed its flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.

The service, which restarted on 1 June, will now be operated daily, with flights departing Haneda at 0650, and arriving at JFK at 0640 the same day, having crossed the International Date Line. The return flight leaves New York at 1855 and arrives in Tokyo at 1015 the next day.

American will fly a B777 to Haneda
American will fly a B777 to Haneda

American and Japan Airlines (JAL), which operate a joint venture on trans-Pacific routes, will now offer two daily flights between JFK and Tokyo – one JAL flight to and from Tokyo’s Narita Airport, and the resumed American flight to and from Haneda. JAL will codeshare with American on the JFK-Haneda flight.

“We are delighted to again offer our customers these extremely convenient flights,” said Tim Ahern, American’s Vice President for International ex-New York. “Travel between these two great cities is a key ingredient in commerce and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan, and we are pleased to team up with our excellent partner JAL in providing customers two travel choices every day.”

Yuki Tanaka, Executive Director of the Japan National Tourism Organization’s (JNTO) New York Office, added; “Tourism from the United States to Japan is on the upswing, and American visitors will be delighted by the many new hotels and attractions Tokyo offers today. The resumption of American’s nonstop flight to Haneda from JFK should accelerate this positive trend, since the proximity of Haneda to downtown Tokyo will make it all the more inviting for Americans to visit this fascinating city and experience its many attractions, including the finest in culture, food, sports and entertainment.”

All flights on the JFK-Haneda route will be operated using a Boeing 777-200ER with 247 seats – 16 in first class, 37 in business class and 194 in economy.
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