The governments of the US and Japan have negotiated a deal to their Open Skies agreement to provide daytime international flight services between the US and Tokyo International Airport, also called the Haneda Airport.
To date, flights travelling between the US and Haneda airports were restricted to the overnight hours that were disliked by the airlines.
Expected to begin services in the autumn of 2016, the US and Japanese airlines will be operating between the airports for the first time since 1978.
As per the amendment, the US carriers have been allotted a pair of four slots, four arrivals and four departures that would operate to and from Haneda.
The four slot pairs have been shifted from night to daytime hours.
A fifth daytime slot pair operating to and from Haneda will be added to the list, while US airlines will be allowed to continue operating one nighttime slot pair between the airports.
The US Open Skies international aviation policy has increased the number of international passenger and cargo flights to and from the country.
It has also increased the rate of travel and trade, created new job opportunities and has boosted the economic growth of the country.
Image: Daytime flights will operate between the US and the Haneda Airport. Photo: courtesy of Araisyohei/Wikipedia.