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American Airlines becomes only U.S. carrier to fly between New York and Tokyo

  • American will launch service between New York (JFK) and Tokyo’s convenient downtown Haneda Airport (HND) June 28.
  • American is the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service between JFK and Tokyo.
  • Customers can connect in HND to more than 30 destinations in partnership with Japan Airlines.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Traveling to Japan will get easier this summer with new service from American Airlines between New York (JFK) and Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport (HND). Last week, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) formally approved American’s application to become the only U.S. carrier operating nonstop service between JFK and HND.

“American looks forward to launching flights between JFK and HND this summer,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning. “This new service will complement flights offered by our joint business partner, Japan Airlines, giving more ways for our customers travel between the U.S. and Japan.”

Tickets will be available for purchase Feb. 26 at or American’s mobile app.

American and Japan Airlines offer comprehensive network between the U.S. and Japan

Launching June 28, American’s service will complement existing flights with joint business partner Japan Airlines. This summer, customers traveling between JFK and HND will have up to three daily flights to choose from operating at convenient times throughout the day.

American’s new daily flight will offer roundtrip connections to more than 30 cities across Japan and East Asia operated by Japan Airlines, including major cities such as Osaka, Sapporo and Fukuoka.

The new JFK–HND service will be American’s fourth daily nonstop flight to HND, joining existing daily service from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and two daily flights from Los Angeles (LAX).

American’s schedule of services*

Departure Airport Arrival Airport Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Type
New York (JFK) Tokyo Haneda (HND) 11:25 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
(next day)
Boeing 777-200
HND JFK 4:30 p.m. 4:35 p.m. Boeing 777-200

Japan Airlines’ schedule of services

Departure Airport Arrival Airport Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Type
JFK HND 1:20 p.m. 4:35 p.m. (next day) Airbus 350-1000
HND JFK 11:05 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Airbus 350-1000
JFK HND 1:30 a.m. 4:45 a.m. (next day) Boeing 777-300
HND JFK 6:30 p.m. 6:25 p.m. Boeing 777-300

The joint business partnership between American and Japan Airlines will offer customers up to 17 daily flights between the continental United States and Japan next summer, including 10 daily flights to HND. Together, the two airlines will offer customers the following convenient schedule to Japan next summer.

*Schedule subject to change. Download image »

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