The Daily Manila Shimbun


Delta to Shift U.S.-Tokyo Flights from Narita to Haneda

August 10, 2019

New York- Delta Air Lines said Friday that it will fully transfer its U.S.-Tokyo flights from Narita International Airport to Tokyo International Airport at Haneda.

The move is designed to increase customer convenience as Haneda is closer to central Tokyo than Narita.

The U.S. airline will transfer all of its flights linking Narita and five U.S. cities, including Atlanta and Seattle, to Haneda in March next year.

The shift will make Delta the largest U.S. airline serving Haneda, with flights to and from seven U.S. cities.

Delta will also abolish its service between Narita and Singapore in September this year and between Narita and Manila in March next year, planning to completely withdraw from flights using Narita.

For Asia operations, Delta will utilize the networks of its partner, Korean Air, which uses Incheon International Airport near Seoul as a hub.

The withdrawal from Narita is nothing but a shift to Haneda and there is no change in the importance of the Japanese market for Delta, a company official said. The move will contribute to improving its services, the official said. Jiji Press