Published on : Friday, April 22, 2016
American Airlines today submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation proposing to operate daily, year-round, nonstop service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
American’s application follows the historic signing of a new aviation agreement between the United States and Japan in February to improve U.S. carriers’ access at Tokyo’s close-in Haneda Airport. American is seeking authority to operate service to HND from LAX and DFW utilizing daytime slots.
“Our customers have repeatedly asked for convenient access to downtown Tokyo during the day,” said Andrew Nocella, American’s chief marketing officer. “American’s proposed service provides daytime access to Haneda from our West Coast gateway in Los Angeles and our largest and most centrally located hub in Dallas/Fort Worth – two regions with substantial and growing local and connecting traffic to Asia.”
American’s proposal will maximize public benefits and ensure robust competition in the U.S.-Japan market. The proposed frequencies will improve American’s existing LAX-HND service and establish DFW as the gateway to Haneda for large portions of the United States. Dallas/Fort Worth’s proven local demand, its large presence of Japanese businesses, and its superior connectivity for U.S.-Tokyo travel make it the ideal central U.S. gateway to Haneda. The continuation of American’s LAX-HND service, along with the addition of DFW-HND service, will also bolster oneworld’s ability to compete in the trans-Pacific market.
Source:- American Airline