Aeroflot will move its Moscow-Tokyo service from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to Haneda Airport’s Terminal 3 starting March 29.
Russia’s flag carrier operates daily flights to Tokyo from Moscow using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration – business class, Comfort Class (Aeroflot’s premium economy product) and economy class.
The airline’s summer schedule indicates that its daily flight from Moscow to Tokyo will depart from Sheremetyevo Airport at 1900 (local time) and arrive at Haneda Airport at 1030 (local time) the following day, while the daily return flight from Tokyo to Moscow departs from Haneda Airport at 1215 (local time) and arrives at Sheremetyevo Airport at 1605 (local time).
Tokyo’s Haneda Airport is closer to the centre of Tokyo than its counterpart, Narita Airport, making it more convenient for most travellers.
Last year, a number of countries including Russia, China, and Australia won international slots created at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics set to take place in Tokyo from July.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific previously reported that numerous airlines have confirmed that they are flying to Haneda Airport this year. Some of them will launch new routes to Haneda Airport, while others will switch part or all of their Tokyo services from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport.