Delta Air Lines (Delta) will move all its Tokyo-bound flights from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to the city’s closer and more convenient airport, Haneda, in March 2020. Subsequent to the move, the airline will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Japan’s capital city, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Portland. As part of its Asia-Pacific network strategy, Delta will also suspend flights between Narita and Nina Aquino Airport, Manila in March 2020, while launching a new daily flight between Incheon International Airport, Seoul, and Nina Aquino Airport, Manila.
In September the carrier intends to shelve its Narita to Singapore direct connection, though through its partnership with Korean Air, Delta passengers will still able to reach Singapore by flying to Incheon International Airport and then connecting onwards to Singapore with Korean Air. “We have proudly served Japan for more than 70 years and our commitment to our Tokyo legacy remains strong,” said Steve Sear, President – International and Executive Vice President – Global Sales. “This new service is a game-changer for Delta’s ability to offer competitive and comprehensive access to the city, which is one of the world’s most important business markets. It’s a win for our customers, giving them much quicker access to the city center, and it complements our overall strategy of growth across the Pacific.”