AN agreement to increase flights between the US and Haneda International Airport in Tokyo was reached between the US and Japan last week.
“(US representatives) have worked diligently with their counterparts in Japan to find a way to provide business and leisure travellers more options to conveniently fly between Tokyo and the US,” said Brian Schatz, the US Senator for Hawaii.
“Adding more options into Haneda complements Japan’s desire to expand international flights, supports consumers, and aligns with tourism goals of the US.”
According to a statement from Schatz’s office, the agreement results in two new flight slots between the US and Haneda while also converting the four existing nighttime flights into daytime flights.
Air carriers will be able to bid for the new flight slots in the coming months.