United Airlines will begin operating new non-stop routes between Chicago, Los Angeles, New York Newark and Washington D.C. and Tokyo Haneda International Airport from March 28, 2020.

Currently, United flies daily non-stop service between San Francisco and Haneda, which is closer to Tokyo city centre than Narita Airport, the other airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has published a guide for passengers travelling between both airports and Tokyo’s city centre.

Below is the schedule for United’s Haneda flights, effective from March 28, 2020:

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Aircraft
UA881 Chicago Tokyo Haneda 1245 1555 (+1) B777-200ER
UA882 Tokyo Haneda Chicago 1745 1555 B777-200ER
UA39 Los Angeles Tokyo Haneda 1200 1545 (+1) B787-10
UA38 Tokyo Haneda Los Angeles 1820 1225 B787-10
UA131 New York Newark Tokyo Haneda 1040 1335 (+1) B777-200ER
UA130 Tokyo Haneda New York Newark 1715 1710 B777-200ER
UA803 Washington Dulles Tokyo Haneda 1230 1530 (+1) B777-200ER
UA804 Tokyo Haneda Washington Dulles 1600 1545 B777-200ER
UA875 San Francisco Tokyo Haneda 1045 1355 B787-9
UA876 Tokyo Haneda San Francisco 1545 0905 B787-9

Tickets for the new flights to Haneda are already available for purchase.

In addition to the Haneda flights, United will continue to fly non-stop services between Tokyo Narita International Airport and Denver, Guam, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, New York Newark and San Francisco, although the airline will suspend its Chicago-Narita and Washington DC-Narita services when the new flights to Haneda begin operations next year.

Below is the schedule for United’s Narita flights, effective from March 28, 2020:

Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Aircraft
UA837 San Francisco Tokyo Narita 1130 1435 (+1) B777-300ER
UA838 Tokyo Narita San Francisco 1705 1020 B777-300ER
UA32 Los Angeles Tokyo Narita 1130 1510 (+1) B787-9
UA33 Tokyo Narita Los Angeles 1700 1100 B787-9
UA143 Denver Tokyo Narita 1330 1620 (+1) B787-8
UA142 Tokyo Narita Denver 1800 1335 B787-8
UA7 Houston Tokyo Narita 1025 1400 (+1) B777-200ER
UA6 Tokyo Narita Houston 1635 1430 B777-200ER
UA79 New York Newark Tokyo Narita 1105 1355 (+1) B777-300ER
UA78 Tokyo Narita New York Newark 1700 1650 B777-300ER
UA903 Honolulu Tokyo Narita 0955 1325 B777-200ER
UA902 Tokyo Narita Honolulu 1855 0700 B777-200ER
UA828 Guam Tokyo Narita 0700 0955 B777-200 / B737-800
UA196 1200 1455 B737-800
UA873 1705 1950 B777-200 / B737-800
UA827 Tokyo Narita Guam 1100 1545 B777-200 / B737-800
UA197 1735 2235 B737-800
UA874 2105 1345 (+1) B777-200 / B737-800

Commenting on the news, Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network at United, said:

“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.

“United has offered nonstop service between the US 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 US carrier to Japan.”

Recently, another US carrier Delta Air Lines has also announced that it will shift all its Tokyo flights from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport beginning March next year.