Tokyo Sets October Opening for New International Airport

18 May 2010 (Last Updated May 18th, 2010 18:30)

Tokyo International Airport in Japan will open its fourth runway and a new passenger terminal on 21 October this year. The airport has scheduled its first international flight for 31 October, with Japan Airlines starting flights to San Francisco, Honolulu, Paris, Bangkok and Taipei.

Tokyo International Airport in Japan will open its fourth runway and a new passenger terminal on 21 October this year.

The airport has scheduled its first international flight for 31 October, with Japan Airlines starting flights to San Francisco, Honolulu, Paris, Bangkok and Taipei.

When the runway opens, Tokyo International will have 32 new international flights every day and will start operating over 24 hours.

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Hawaiian Airlines will also operate four new routes to Haneda once the runway opens.

Delta will operate flights to Los Angeles and Detroit, American Airlines will add a New York service and Hawaiian will begin twice-daily services to Honolulu from Haneda.

Budget carrier Skymark Airlines has plans to begin charter flights between Tokyo and Guam later this year. It will operate two of its fleet of 12 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each of which are capable of carrying 177 passengers.