Singapore Airlines have announced
that it will being twice daily flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport from October
2010, this new service will complement the current Singapore to Tokyo Narita
The full media release from Singapore Airlines
can be read below:
Singapore Airlines will launch
twice-daily flights between Singapore and Tokyo Haneda airport in October next
year, complementing the current twice-daily Tokyo Narita services, one of which
continues on to Los Angeles.
The Airline has been awarded the
permit for 14 weekly flights to Tokyo Haneda by Singapore’s Air Traffic Rights
Narita has been the main
international airport serving Tokyo since 1978, but new international services
will be permitted to and from Haneda after a fourth runway there opens for
operations next year.
Flights to both airports will
provide SIA’s customers with a choice of airport in Tokyo to suit their
preference and convenience. Narita offers good connectivity with other
international flights and accessibility by rail and road to other cities and
prefectures outside the Tokyo metro area. On the other hand, Haneda has more
domestic flight connections and is nearer Tokyo’s business districts.
The new flights will cater for
growth in demand and boost travel between Singapore and Japan for both business
In addition to Tokyo, SIA
presently serves three other Japanese cities, namely Fukuoka (five times per
week), Nagoya (daily) and Osaka (daily). The Airline also has extensive code
share ties with Star Alliance partner All Nippon Airways on domestic sectors in
Japan, as well as international flights between and beyond Japan and Singapore.