Continental Airlines Plans Non Stop Flights to Tokyos Haneda Airport

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Continental Airlines and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Continental Micronesia, have submitted a joint application to the Department of Transportation to provide nonstop service from the carriers hubs in New York / Newark and Guam to Tokyos Haneda airport.

Continental and Continental Micronesia seek the route awards as part of a historic open skies agreement between the U.S. and Japan, which is anticipated to come into force later this year.

The open skies agreement would provide the U.S. airline industry access to Haneda, with its close proximity to Tokyos central business district, for the first time in over 30 years.

Continental again congratulates Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary of Transportation LaHood on securing rights for additional competitive U.S. airline service to Japan, said Jeff Smisek, Continentals chairman, president and chief executive officer. We thank both the U.S. and Japan negotiating teams for achieving this landmark agreement, which will benefit air travel and consumers for years to come.

Both the New York and Guam hubs, two major gateways for passenger traffic to Tokyo, also provide convenient connecting opportunities for travel between Tokyo Haneda and numerous additional points.

The proposed nonstop service to Haneda would begin in late 2010, pending approval, and would use Boeing 777 aircraft from Continentals New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, and Boeing 767-400 aircraft from Continental Micronesias hub at A. B. Won Pat International Airport in Guam.

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