Delta will launch a nonstop daily service between Tokyo’s Haneda airport and Honolulu in late October.

This is the first time Delta has offered a service between Haneda and Honolulu after all Tokyo operations were moved from Narita Airport to Haneda in March 2020, the start of which was delayed due to the pandemic.

Delta’s Haneda-Honolulu flight will operate on a Boeing 767-300ER, offering Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin options.

Flight DL180 departs Haneda daily at 2100, arriving in Hawaii at 0855 on the same day. Back from Honolulu, DL181 leaves daily at 1400, arriving at Haneda the following evening at 1845.

The 767-300ER deployed on this route seats 24 passengers in Delta One business class across a 1-2-1 configuration. Also, there are 18 premium economy seats configured a comfortable 2-2-2, as well as 172 economy seats in a 2-3-2 layout.

Customers in every cabin have seat-back screens featuring complimentary entertainment via Delta Studio, in-seat power, high-speed wifi available for purchase (to be for free by the end of 2024) and free mobile messaging.

Delta partners with renowned chef Norio Ueno to create the Japanese menu served in all cabins.

Eligible customers have access to the Delta Sky Club at both Haneda and Honolulu airports.

“As travel demand gradually recovers in Japan, we decided to add the new Honolulu service to our HND network,” said Victor Osumi, Delta’s managing director and president for Japan. “Our commitment to both markets remains strong.”

Separately, competitor All Nippon Airways (ANA) this week also announced increased flying to Hawaii.

From 6 December, ANA will increase frequency on the Tokyo Narita – Honolulu route once again from 10-weekly to double daily flights, all operated by its flagship Airbus A380 “FLYING HONU” aircraft.

From Haneda, ANA will continue to serve Honolulu daily with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

ANA notes that it will offer more seats from Tokyo to Hawaii this winter than ever before.