The U.S. Department
of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively granted authority to
American Airlines to operate a daily flight between Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), as
well as a second daily flight between Haneda and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
“We are encouraged by the DOT’s tentative decision and
look forward to operating more flights into Tokyo Haneda and
beyond with our joint business partner, Japan Airlines,” said
American Airlines President Robert Isom. “We understand the unique
opportunity we’ve been granted with new Haneda service from our
largest hub at DFW and additional service from LAX, and will
deliver a world-class customer experience when flights begin next
A second daily LAX–HND flight will complement American’s
existing LAX–HND service, which began in 2016. The new flight from
DFW will provide Japanese customers convenient connections
throughout American’s vast network with more than 900 daily
flights to more than 200 destinations.
American’s new DFW–HND
service would be operated with a Boeing 777-200, while its second
LAX–HND service would be operated with a 787-8.
decision from the DOT is expected in the next few weeks.