American Airlines (AA) has applied to launch a daily service linking its base in Dallas/Forth Worth (DFW) Airport with Tokyo Haneda airport.
The new route is the result of a recent joint agreement between the United States and Japan that opens up daytime slots for flights between the US and Tokyo Haneda (see here). Previously, US carriers were only allowed to land and depart at night.
“What the new DFW service does is allow us to offer passengers convenient flight times and operate the flight times that people want to fly to Japan,” said AA’s vice president of regulatory affairs Howard Kass.
In its application, AA revealed that it plans to deploy a B777-200 on the service, which will feature a three-class configuration with 16 seats in first, 37 in business and 194 in economy.
If successful, AA’s Dallas–Tokyo Haneda route will join its existing Los Angeles–Tokyo Haneda service, which the airline says has been extremely successful, with a load factor of more than 90 per cent.
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