Tokyo Haneda International Airport

Tokyo Haneda Coveted Slots Battle – Part 4

Tokyo Haneda International Airport

We have been covering the battle for Tokyo Haneda’s coveted flight slots over the past three blog entries (Follow the links for part 1part 2,  and part 3).

In this last entry, we will examine what is the current state of affairs on the Tokyo Haneda International Airport slots. All the players from part 1 are back into the game and there is good news ahead. We will start this part beginning January 1, 2014.

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United Airlines Planes at Narita

Tokyo as a Mini Hub – Tale of Two Airlines

Tokyo As A Mini Hub

Both United Airlines (IATA Airline Code – UA) and Delta Air Lines (DL)  (through the acquisition from Northwest Airlines (NW)) have secondary hubs in Narita International Airport (IATA Airport Code – NRT) in Tokyo, Japan.  UA operates an additional one at Guam International Airport (GUM).

Less than 10 years ago, it was common to see United and Delta operating many larger aircrafts like the 747-400 from Tokyo to other Asian cities so that they would be utilized more efficiently. However, is current operating conditions favorable to continue this practice?  We will explore Tokyo as a hub in the following insight with focus on how United and Delta manage its operations.

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