FORT WORTH- American Airlines (AA) expresses its appreciation for the tentative approval received from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to initiate nonstop flights between New York (JFK) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND).
American is set to be the sole U.S. carrier providing service between JFK and Tokyo, complementing the existing operations conducted by its joint business partner, Japan Airlines (JL).
American Airlines New York to Tokyo Flights
CEO Robert Isom commented, “American looks forward to beginning nonstop service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from JFK. We are grateful to the DOT and thankful to our partner, Japan Airlines, for supporting our application. Together, we are well-positioned to offer customers a comprehensive network between two of the most robust economies in the world. This new service will add nearly 200,000 additional round-trip seats annually between the U.S. and Japan, offering customers more ways to conduct business in the global marketplace or connect with family and friends.”
American Airlines intends to initiate nonstop service to Haneda Airport (HND) from JFK in the upcoming months.
Further, this new JFK–HND route will mark American’s fourth daily nonstop flight to HND, adding to the existing daily service from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and two daily flights from Los Angeles (LAX).
Molly Wilkinson, American’s Vice President of Regulatory and International Government Affairs, expressed gratitude, saying, “American thanks the DOT for tentatively approving our application to operate the only nonstop U.S. carrier service between JFK and Haneda Airport. We appreciate the strong bipartisan support from elected officials in New York, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Schumer, U.S. Congressman Meeks, U.S. House Democratic Leader Jeffries, U.S. Congressman LaLota, U.S. Congressman D’Esposito, New York City Mayor Adams, Governor Hochul, New York State Assembly Speaker Heastie, New York State Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Queens Borough President Richards throughout the application process.”
This new service by American Airlines will complement the existing services between JFK and HND provided by Japan Airlines, offering customers a broader range of options and convenient flight schedules throughout the day.
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