In 2019 Delta Air Lines won big in the Haneda slot allocations. Four years later, however, the carrier sees dramatically different demand patterns and is seeking permission from the US Department of Transportation to alter its gateway cities, without going through a new slot allocation proceeding.
Delta slashes Singapore
That Delta Air Lines will stop flying to Singapore is not much of a surprise. The timing – before Delta fully shifts Tokyo operations to Haneda early next year – is slightly less expected.
Delta, United win big in Haneda slot allocation
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines came home the big winners in the most recent allocation of coveted route authorities at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport. The pair combined for nine of the twelve available slots, with American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines picking up the other three. The new flights should begin operation in Summer 2020.
Delta puts the A330neo on its schedule
Want to fly Delta’s brand new A330neo? The first (currently) scheduled opportunity will be the July 1 departure from Seattle to Shanghai, China.
Welcome to the 2019 Haneda Slot Lottery!
Which airlines and passengers will win the next round of Haneda slot allocations? Four carriers applied to add 19 flights for Summer 2020. Alas, only 12 slots are available.
Haggling for Haneda, Clashing over China
Drama is unfolding in the battle for highly coveted route authorities. Haneda is, in theory, the focus but the fight is spilling over to China as well.
ANA’s free wifi offering for new US routes
Want free wifi on your next trip to Japan? ANA’s new promo just might have you covered.