United Airlines today announced it will begin
service between four of its U.S. hubs and Tokyo's Haneda
International Airport, located approximately 15 minutes from
United will begin operating nonstop
service between Chicago, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and
Washington, D.C. and Haneda on 28 March 2020, subject to
government approval. United currently offers daily nonstop service
between San Francisco and Haneda.
With the start of these new routes, United will no longer serve
Narita from its Chicago and Washington D.C. hubs, and will shift
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."
Tickets for United's new Haneda flights have
been available for purchase since Saturday, 17 August.