The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has formally approved American Airlines’ application to become the only US carrier operating nonstop service between New York’s JFK and Tokyo’s Haneda (HND).

Launching 28 June, American’s service will complement existing flights with joint business partner Japan Airlines.

This summer, customers traveling between JFK and HND will have up to three daily flights to choose from operating at different times throughout the day.

Tickets for American’s JFK-HND route will be available for purchase from 26 February.

American’s new daily flight will offer roundtrip connections to more than 30 cities across Japan and East Asia operated by Japan Airlines, including major cities such as Osaka, Sapporo and Fukuoka.

The joint business partnership between American and Japan Airlines will offer customers up to 17 daily flights between the continental United States and Japan next summer, including 10 daily flights to HND.

The new JFK–HND service will be American’s fourth daily nonstop flight to HND, joining existing daily service from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and two daily flights from Los Angeles (LAX).

American will deploy a three-class Boeing 777-200ER between JFK and HND, with 37 in 1-2-1 business class, 24 in premium economy and 212 in economy, including American’s Main Cabin Extra product.