Delta and United Ready to Gain Most Slots to Tokyo’s Haneda
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are poised to win the most new daytime slots at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Of 12 new slots agreed to with Japan, the DOT has tentatively allocated five for Delta, four for United, two for American Airlines Group and one for Hawaiian Airlines. Haneda is closer to downtown Tokyo than the capital’s other international airport, Narita, and has connections to more destinations in the country. Under the DOT proposal, Delta would receive slots for flights from Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Portland and Honolulu; United would fly from Newark, Chicago, Washington-Dulles and Los Angeles; while American would fly from Dallas and Los Angeles, and Hawaiian from Honolulu.