20 Feb '11, 6am

Tokyo's Haneda adds international routes

Tokyo's Haneda adds international routes

TOKYO: Tokyo's Haneda airport boosted its international connections on Sunday as three new routes were launched linking it to London, New York and Detroit. British Airways started operating five flights a week between Haneda and Heathrow while an American Airlines plane left for New York's John F. Kennedy on the return leg of the inaugural daily round-trip flight. Delta Airlines also launched its regular Haneda-Detroit service. Haneda is just 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Tokyo city centre but has been used mainly for domestic flights since the 1978 opening of Narita international airport. Passengers complain travelling the 60 kilometres to the Japanese capital from Narita can add more than an hour to journey times and Haneda has sought to capitalise on the disquiet with an expanded international service. Delta was due to start up another route between Haneda and Los Ang...

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