Singapore Airlines is to launch twice-daily
flights between Singapore and Tokyo Haneda airport in October
2010, complementing the current twice-daily Tokyo Narita services,
one of which continues on to Los Angeles.
The airline has been awarded the permit for 14
weekly flights to Tokyo Haneda by Singapore’s Air Traffic Rights
Narita has been the main international
airport serving Tokyo since 1978, but new international services
will be permitted to and from Haneda after a fourth runway there
opens for operations next year.
Flights to both airports will
provide SIA’s customers with a choice of airport in Tokyo to suit
their preference and convenience. Narita offers good connectivity
with other international flights and accessibility by rail and
road to other cities and prefectures outside the Tokyo metro area.
On the other hand, Haneda has more domestic flight connections and
is nearer Tokyo’s business districts.
The new flights will
cater for growth in demand and boost travel between Singapore and
Japan for both business and tourism.
In addition to Tokyo, SIA
presently serves three other Japanese cities, namely Fukuoka (five
times per week), Nagoya (daily) and Osaka (daily).
also has extensive code share ties with Star Alliance partner All
Nippon Airways on domestic sectors in Japan, as well as
international flights between and beyond Japan and Singapore.
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