FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will offer customers daily, year-round, nonstop service to Tokyo's Haneda Airport (HND) from its trans-Pacific gateway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning Feb. 11, 2016. Customers can book travel on the new route starting Sunday, Nov. 8. American recently secured takeoff and landing time slots at Haneda Airport from the Japanese aviation authorities, which will allow the commencement of the flight.
"It's important for our customers to have direct access to Tokyo Haneda, and we'll be proud to serve this key airport from Los Angeles," said Andrew Nocella, American's chief marketing officer. "This new flight is a fantastic addition to our growing network to Asia and a great complement to our existing service to Tokyo Narita. We thank the Japanese authorities for working with us to find appropriate slot times, and the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State Department for facilitating the process and recognizing the importance of American offering year-round service to Haneda."
The new service will operate on the following daily schedule (all times local):
Departs LAX at 6 p.m.
Arrives at HND at 11 p.m. the following day
Departs HND at 1:30 a.m.
Arrives at LAX at 6:20 p.m.
The LAX-HND flight will be operated with American's state-of-art Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Arranged in a two-class cabin configuration, American's 787-8 features 28 fully lie-flat Business Class seats, 48 Main Cabin Extra seats and 150 Main Cabin seats. The aircraft is equipped with satellite Wi-Fi to keep customers connected while traveling internationally. Every seat features HD Panasonic touchscreen monitors with a variety of entertainment options, as well as universal AC power outlets and a USB jack.
American's new Los Angeles-Haneda service will be operated as part of the airline's joint business with fellow oneworld member Japan Airlines. Through oneworld member airlines and their affiliates, American's customers have access to nearly 150 destinations within Asia.
American has served Los Angeles for more than 80 years. With nearly 200 daily departures operated by the youngest fleet among global network carriers in the U.S. and unmatched premium services on the ground, American has a rich history as the premier airline at LAX with the most domestic and international destinations. In addition to Haneda, American has also announced new trans-Pacific service from LAX to Sydney, beginning Dec. 17.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines. Together with regional partners operating as American Eagle, American offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. This year American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune Magazine's list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
SOURCE American Airlines